A Control Panel is a tool which is used to manage the content of a website hosting account. Including, but is not limited to, files, emails, databases, stats along with other operations executed with them. The CP offers a web-based interface to handle these things and anything else relevant to the hosting service via different sections in which you can access functions through menus and/or buttons. The simpler to use a CP is, the simpler it will be for you to control your world-wide web presence in its entirety. In the common case, the CP is the Internet hosting account’s back office, while a separate billing account is employed to manage payments and domain name registrations - if the company provides that service. Trouble tickets may be managed via the billing account or by using a separate system.