A Control Panel is a tool used to control the content of an Internet hosting account. This can include, but is not limited to, files, e-mails, databases, stats as well as other operations executed with them. The CP offers a web-based interface to control these things and everything else related to the website hosting service through different sections where you can access features through buttons and/or menus. The less difficult to use a CP is, the easier it will be for you to handle your presence online in general. In the common case, the CP is the web hosting account’s back office, while a different billing account is used to manage payments and domain registrations - if the company offers this service. Trouble tickets may be addressed through the billing account or through a different system.