A Control Panel is a tool which is used to manage the content of a web hosting account. This includes, but is not limited to, files, e-mail messages, databases, statistics along with other operations executed with them. The Control Panel offers a web-based interface to handle these things and everything else relevant to the hosting service using different sections where you can access features through menus and/or buttons. The simpler to use a Control Panel is, the simpler it shall be for you to manage your presence online in its entirety. In the standard 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 this particular service. Trouble tickets could be addressed via the billing account or through an independent system.