A Control Panel is a tool used to control the content of a hosting account. This can include, but is not limited to, files, e-mail messages, databases, statistics and different operations performed with them. The Control Panel provides a web-based interface to control these things and everything else relevant to the website hosting service using different sections in which you can access features through menus and/or buttons. The less difficult to use a CP is, the simpler it'll be for you to handle your world-wide web presence as a whole. In the general scenario, the Control Panel is the hosting account’s back office, while a separate billing account is employed to control payments and domain registrations - if the company offers this service. Trouble tickets could be managed through the billing account or through a different system.