A Control Panel is a software tool that is used to manage the content of a hosting account. Including, but is not limited to, files, e-mails, databases, statistics and various operations performed with them. The Control Panel provides a web-based interface to manage all of these things and everything else relevant to the website hosting service via different sections where you can access features through menus and/or buttons. The less complicated to use a Control Panel is, the simpler it'll be for you to control your online presence altogether. In the standard case, the Control Panel is the web hosting account’s back office, while an independent billing account is employed to control payments and domain registrations - if the company offers this particular service. Trouble tickets may be addressed via the billing account or by using a different system.