A Control Panel is a software tool used to handle the content of a web hosting account. This includes, but is not limited to, files, e-mails, databases, stats along with other operations executed with them. The Control Panel provides a web-based interface to handle these things and everything else associated with the Internet hosting service through different sections in which you can access functions through buttons and/or menus. The easier to use a CP is, the simpler it shall be for you to manage your web presence as a whole. In the common case, the Control Panel is the web hosting account’s back office, while a separate billing account is employed to manage payments and domain name registrations - if the company offers this particular service. Trouble tickets may be addressed from the billing account or via an independent system.