A Control Panel is a tool used to handle the content of an Internet hosting account. Including, but is not limited to, files, emails, databases, stats and various operations performed with them. The CP offers a web-based interface to manage all these things and anything else related to the web hosting service using different sections where you can access features through buttons and/or menus. The less complicated to use a Control Panel is, the simpler it shall be for you to control your presence online altogether. In the standard case, the Control Panel is the hosting account’s back office, while a different billing account is employed to manage payments and domain name registrations - if the company offers that service. Trouble tickets can be managed from the billing account or via an independent system.