A Control Panel is a software tool employed to manage the content of an Internet hosting account. This includes, but is not limited to, files, e-mails, databases, statistics as well as other operations performed with them. The CP offers a web-based interface to control all these things and everything else associated with the hosting service through different sections in which you can access functions through buttons and/or menus. The easier to use a Control Panel is, the easier it will be for you to handle your presence online in general. In the general 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 could be addressed via the billing account or through an independent system.