A Control Panel is a tool that is used to manage the content of a web hosting account. This can include, but is not limited to, files, e-mails, databases, stats and different operations executed with them. The CP provides a web-based interface to manage all these things and everything else relevant to the website hosting service using different sections where you can access features through menus and/or buttons. The less difficult to use a CP is, the simpler it'll be for you to manage your world-wide web presence in general. In the typical case, the CP is the hosting account’s back office, while a separate billing account is used to manage payments and domain registrations - if the company provides that service. Trouble tickets can be addressed through the billing account or by using an independent system.