A Control Panel is a tool employed to manage the content of a web hosting account. This includes, but is not limited to, files, emails, databases, statistics and different operations performed with them. The CP offers a web-based interface to handle these things and anything else relevant to the web hosting service through different sections where you can access functions through menus and/or buttons. The less difficult to use a CP is, the simpler it shall be for you to handle your world-wide web presence in general. In the standard scenario, the Control Panel is the web hosting account’s back office, while a separate billing account is employed to handle payments and domain registrations - if the company provides this particular service. Trouble tickets could be addressed from the billing account or by using a separate system.