A Control Panel is a tool that is used to handle the content of a hosting account. This includes, but is not limited to, files, e-mails, databases, statistics and different operations performed with them. The CP provides a web-based interface to manage these things and anything else related to the hosting service through different sections in which you can access features through buttons and/or menus. The less difficult to use a Control Panel is, the simpler it shall be for you to handle your web presence in its entirety. In the standard scenario, the Control Panel is the web hosting account’s back office, while a different billing account is employed to manage payments and domain name registrations - if the company provides this particular service. Trouble tickets may be addressed via the billing account or through a different system.