A Control Panel is a tool that is used to control the content of a web hosting account. This can include, but is not limited to, files, e-mails, databases, statistics along with other operations executed with them. The CP provides a web-based interface to handle all of these things and anything else relevant to the web hosting service via different sections where you can access functions through menus and/or buttons. The less complicated to use a CP is, the easier it will be for you to handle your presence online in its entirety. In the standard case, the Control Panel is the web hosting account’s back office, while a separate billing account is used to manage payments and domain name registrations - if the company offers this service. Trouble tickets can be dealt with via the billing account or by using an independent system.