A Control Panel is a tool that is used to handle the content of a website hosting account. Including, but is not limited to, files, emails, databases, stats as well as other operations carried out with them. The CP provides a web-based interface to control all of these things and everything else associated with the web hosting service via different sections where you can access functions through menus and/or buttons. The simpler to use a CP is, the simpler it shall be for you to control your web presence as a whole. 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 name registrations - if the company provides this particular service. Trouble tickets may be addressed through the billing account or through a different system.