A Control Panel is a software tool which is used to handle the content of a website hosting account. Including, but is not limited to, files, e-mails, databases, stats along with other operations carried out with them. The CP offers a web-based interface to manage all these things and anything else relevant to the web hosting service via different sections in which you can access features through buttons and/or menus. The simpler to use a Control Panel is, the easier it will be for you to control your web presence in general. In the standard scenario, the Control Panel is the web hosting account’s back office, while an independent billing account is employed to manage payments and domain registrations - if the company provides that service. Trouble tickets could be addressed via the billing account or by using an independent system.