A Control Panel is a tool used to manage the content of a website hosting account. Including, but is not limited to, files, e-mail messages, databases, stats and different operations carried out with them. The CP provides a web-based interface to handle these things and everything else associated with the Internet hosting service via different sections where you can access features through menus and/or buttons. The easier to use a CP is, the easier it'll be for you to handle your presence online as a whole. In the standard case, the CP is the hosting account’s back office, while an independent billing account is employed to handle payments and domain name registrations - if the company offers that service. Trouble tickets can be managed via the billing account or through a different system.