A Control Panel is a tool that is used to control the content of an Internet hosting account. Including, but is not limited to, files, e-mails, databases, stats and various operations performed with them. The Control Panel provides a web-based interface to handle all of these things and everything else relevant to the web hosting service through different sections where you can access features through menus and/or buttons. The easier to use a CP is, the easier it will be for you to handle your presence online in general. In the typical scenario, the Control Panel is the hosting account’s back office, while a separate billing account is used to manage payments and domain name registrations - if the company provides this service. Trouble tickets could be managed from the billing account or via a different system.