A Control Panel is a software tool which is used to control the content of a web hosting account. This includes, but is not limited to, files, e-mails, databases, statistics and different operations carried out with them. The Control Panel offers a web-based interface to handle all of these things and anything else relevant to the Internet hosting service via different sections in which you can access functions through menus and/or buttons. The easier to use a CP is, the simpler it shall be for you to handle your online presence in general. In the common scenario, the Control Panel is the web hosting account’s back office, while a different billing account is used to control payments and domain name registrations - if the company offers this particular service. Trouble tickets may be addressed via the billing account or through an independent system.