A Control Panel is a software tool which is used to control the content of an Internet hosting account. Including, but is not limited to, files, e-mail messages, databases, stats along with other operations performed with them. The CP provides a web-based interface to control these things and anything else related to the website hosting service using different sections in which you can access functions through menus and/or buttons. The simpler to use a Control Panel is, the easier it shall be for you to handle your web presence altogether. In the typical scenario, the Control Panel is the web hosting account’s back office, while a separate billing account is used to manage payments and domain registrations - if the company offers that particular service. Trouble tickets may be addressed from the billing account or by using an independent system.