A Control Panel is a software tool that is used to control the content of a website hosting account. This can include, but is not limited to, files, email messages, databases, statistics as well as other operations carried out with them. The Control Panel provides a web-based interface to control all of these things and everything else related to the hosting service via different sections where you can access functions through menus and/or buttons. The easier to use a Control Panel is, the simpler it shall be for you to control your presence online altogether. In the general case, the CP is the web hosting account’s back office, while an independent billing account is employed to control payments and domain registrations - if the company offers this service. Trouble tickets can be addressed through the billing account or by using a different system.