A Control Panel is a software tool which is used to handle the content of a hosting account. Including, but is not limited to, files, emails, databases, stats as well as other operations carried out with them. The Control Panel provides a web-based interface to manage these things and everything else related to the hosting service via different sections where you can access functions through menus and/or buttons. The easier to use a Control Panel is, the easier it shall be for you to control your online presence as a whole. In the common scenario, 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 can be managed via the billing account or by using a different system.