A Control Panel is a tool used to handle the content of a web hosting account. This can include, but is not limited to, files, e-mail messages, databases, statistics and various operations executed with them. The CP offers a web-based interface to handle all of these things and everything else related to the website hosting service using different sections in which you can access features through menus and/or buttons. The less complicated to use a Control Panel is, the easier it shall be for you to manage your world-wide web presence in its entirety. In the general case, the CP is the hosting account’s back office, while a separate billing account is employed to manage payments and domain registrations - if the company provides that service. Trouble tickets can be handled through the billing account or through a different system.