A Control Panel is a software tool which is used to handle the content of a web hosting account. Including, but is not limited to, files, emails, databases, statistics along with other operations executed with them. The CP provides a web-based interface to manage these things and anything else related to the website hosting service via different sections in which you can access functions through buttons and/or menus. The less difficult to use a CP is, the simpler it will be for you to handle your presence online in its entirety. In the general case, the Control Panel is the web hosting account’s back office, while a separate billing account is employed to handle payments and domain name registrations - if the company provides this particular service. Trouble tickets could be addressed through the billing account or via a separate system.