A Control Panel is a tool which is used to control the content of a website hosting account. This includes, but is not limited to, files, e-mails, databases, stats and various operations carried out with them. The Control Panel offers a web-based interface to manage all of these things and everything else related to the Internet hosting service through different sections in which you can access functions through menus and/or buttons. The easier to use a CP is, the simpler it'll be for you to control your web presence in general. 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 provides that particular service. Trouble tickets may be handled from the billing account or via a different system.