A Control Panel is a tool employed to manage the content of a website hosting account. This can include, but is not limited to, files, e-mail messages, databases, stats along with other operations executed with them. The Control Panel provides a web-based interface to handle these things and everything else relevant to the Internet hosting service via different sections in which you can access features through buttons and/or menus. The simpler to use a CP is, the simpler it will be for you to manage your online presence in general. In the general case, the CP is the hosting account’s back office, while a separate billing account is used to manage payments and domain registrations - if the company offers that service. Trouble tickets may be addressed from the billing account or via a separate system.