A Control Panel is a tool which is used to manage the content of a hosting account. Including, but is not limited to, files, emails, databases, statistics as well as other operations carried out with them. The Control Panel offers a web-based interface to handle these things and everything else related to the hosting service through different sections where you can access features through buttons and/or menus. The less difficult to use a Control Panel is, the easier it shall be for you to manage your online presence in general. In the typical case, the Control Panel is the web hosting account’s back office, while a separate billing account is employed to control payments and domain name registrations - if the company offers that service. Trouble tickets can be managed via the billing account or via a separate system.