A Control Panel is a software tool used to manage the content of a website hosting account. This can include, but is not limited to, files, emails, databases, statistics and different operations carried out with them. The CP provides a web-based interface to control all these things and anything else associated with the hosting service through different sections in which you can access functions through menus and/or buttons. The less difficult to use a CP is, the easier it will be for you to control your world-wide web presence in general. In the standard scenario, the CP is the hosting account’s back office, while a separate billing account is employed to handle payments and domain registrations - if the company offers this particular service. Trouble tickets may be addressed via the billing account or by using a separate system.