A Control Panel is a tool employed to control the content of a hosting account. Including, but is not limited to, files, e-mail messages, databases, stats as well as other operations executed with them. The Control Panel offers a web-based interface to control all these things and everything 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 CP is, the simpler it shall be for you to manage your online presence as a whole. In the general case, the Control Panel is the web hosting account’s back office, while a different billing account is used to control payments and domain registrations - if the company provides this service. Trouble tickets may be dealt with from the billing account or by using a different system.