A Control Panel is a software tool employed to control the content of a website hosting account. This includes, but is not limited to, files, email messages, databases, stats and various operations executed with them. The Control Panel offers a web-based interface to manage all these things and anything else relevant to the hosting service via different sections in which you can access functions through menus and/or buttons. The less complicated to use a CP is, the simpler it shall be for you to manage your web presence in its entirety. In the general case, the CP is the web hosting account’s back office, while a different billing account is used to manage payments and domain name registrations - if the company provides that particular service. Trouble tickets can be handled from the billing account or through a different system.