A Control Panel is a tool used to manage the content of a website hosting account. Including, but is not limited to, files, e-mails, databases, statistics and various operations carried out with them. The Control Panel offers a web-based interface to handle all of these things and anything else related to the Internet hosting service through different sections where you can access functions through buttons and/or menus. The easier to use a CP is, the simpler it shall be for you to handle your world-wide web presence as a whole. In the typical scenario, the CP is the hosting account’s back office, while a separate billing account is used to manage payments and domain name registrations - if the company offers this service. Trouble tickets could be dealt with through the billing account or through a separate system.