A Control Panel is a software tool that is used to manage the content of a web hosting account. Including, but is not limited to, files, e-mails, 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 web hosting service through different sections where you can access features through buttons and/or menus. The simpler to use a CP is, the simpler it will be for you to control your online presence in general. In the general scenario, 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 provides this service. Trouble tickets can be managed through the billing account or via a separate system.