A Control Panel is a software tool used to control the content of a web hosting account. This can include, but is not limited to, files, emails, databases, stats along with other operations executed with them. The CP offers a web-based interface to control all these things and everything else associated with the Internet hosting service via different sections where you can access functions through buttons and/or menus. The less complicated to use a CP is, the simpler it'll be for you to control your web presence as a whole. In the standard scenario, the CP is the hosting account’s back office, while a different billing account is employed to handle payments and domain name registrations - if the company provides this particular service. Trouble tickets can be dealt with from the billing account or by using a separate system.