A Control Panel is a tool that is used to control the content of a website hosting account. Including, but is not limited to, files, e-mails, databases, statistics as well as other operations executed with them. The Control Panel offers a web-based interface to manage all these things and anything else associated with the hosting service via different sections where you can access functions through buttons and/or menus. The easier to use a Control Panel is, the simpler it will be for you to handle your world-wide web presence in general. In the general scenario, the CP is the web hosting account’s back office, while an independent billing account is used to handle payments and domain name registrations - if the company offers that service. Trouble tickets can be addressed from the billing account or via an independent system.