A Control Panel is a tool which is used to control the content of a web hosting account. This can include, but is not limited to, files, e-mail messages, databases, stats along with other operations performed with them. The CP offers a web-based interface to manage all these things and anything else relevant to the website hosting service via 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 handle your world-wide web presence in its entirety. In the typical case, the Control Panel is the hosting account’s back office, while a separate billing account is employed to manage payments and domain name registrations - if the company offers that service. Trouble tickets can be managed from the billing account or by using a different system.