A Control Panel is a tool used to control the content of a hosting account. This can include, but is not limited to, files, emails, databases, stats and various operations performed with them. The Control Panel offers a web-based interface to manage all of these things and anything else associated with the Internet hosting service using different sections where you can access features through menus and/or buttons. The less complicated to use a Control Panel is, the easier it'll be for you to manage your web presence altogether. In the standard case, the CP is the hosting account’s back office, while a different billing account is employed to control payments and domain registrations - if the company provides that service. Trouble tickets can be dealt with through the billing account or by using a different system.