A Control Panel is a tool which is used to handle the content of a web hosting account. This includes, but is not limited to, files, emails, databases, stats along with other operations performed with them. The Control Panel offers a web-based interface to control these things and anything else related to the web hosting service via different sections where you can access functions through menus and/or buttons. The less complicated to use a Control Panel is, the easier it shall be for you to manage your presence online in its entirety. In the common scenario, the Control Panel is the web hosting account’s back office, while a different billing account is employed to control payments and domain name registrations - if the company provides that service. Trouble tickets can be dealt with via the billing account or by using a different system.