A Control Panel is a tool which is used to manage the content of a hosting account. This includes, but is not limited to, files, email messages, databases, statistics along with other operations performed with them. The CP offers a web-based interface to handle these things and anything else relevant to the web hosting service via different sections in which you can access features through menus and/or buttons. The less difficult to use a CP is, the easier it shall be for you to handle your web presence altogether. In the typical scenario, the Control Panel is the hosting account’s back office, while a separate billing account is employed to manage payments and domain registrations - if the company provides that particular service. Trouble tickets could be addressed from the billing account or by using a different system.