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