A Control Panel is a tool employed to control the content of a web hosting account. This includes, but is not limited to, files, email messages, databases, statistics and various operations carried out with them. The CP provides a web-based interface to control all these things and everything else related to the hosting service using different sections where you can access features through buttons and/or menus. The easier to use a CP is, the easier it shall be for you to control your presence online as a whole. In the standard scenario, the Control Panel is the web hosting account’s back office, while an independent billing account is employed to handle payments and domain registrations - if the company offers that particular service. Trouble tickets can be handled from the billing account or via a different system.