A Control Panel is a software tool employed to manage the content of a website hosting account. Including, but is not limited to, files, emails, databases, stats as well as other operations executed with them. The CP provides a web-based interface to handle all of these things and everything else relevant to the website hosting service via different sections in which you can access functions through buttons and/or menus. The simpler to use a CP is, the simpler it'll be for you to control your presence online as a whole. In the general case, the CP is the hosting account’s back office, while a different billing account is employed to control payments and domain name registrations - if the company provides this service. Trouble tickets may be handled from the billing account or by using an independent system.