A Control Panel is a tool that is used to handle the content of a website hosting account. This includes, but is not limited to, files, e-mail messages, databases, stats along with other operations performed with them. The Control Panel offers a web-based interface to handle all these things and anything else associated with the web hosting service using different sections in which you can access functions through buttons and/or menus. The less difficult 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 separate billing account is employed to control payments and domain registrations - if the company offers this particular service. Trouble tickets could be handled through the billing account or via a different system.