A Control Panel is a software tool employed to manage the content of a hosting account. This can include, but is not limited to, files, emails, databases, stats and different operations carried out with them. The Control Panel offers a web-based interface to control all of these things and anything else relevant to the website hosting service through different sections where you can access functions through menus and/or buttons. The less complicated to use a Control Panel is, the easier it'll be for you to control your world-wide web presence as a whole. In the general case, the CP is the hosting account’s back office, while an independent billing account is employed to handle payments and domain registrations - if the company provides that particular service. Trouble tickets can be handled via the billing account or through a separate system.