A Control Panel is a software tool that is used to handle the content of a website hosting account. This can include, but is not limited to, files, e-mails, databases, stats and various operations executed with them. The CP offers a web-based interface to handle these things and anything else related to the hosting service using different sections in which you can access functions through buttons and/or menus. The simpler to use a CP is, the easier it shall be for you to handle your web presence altogether. In the standard scenario, the Control Panel is the Internet hosting account’s back office, while a different billing account is employed to control payments and domain name registrations - if the company provides this service. Trouble tickets could be managed via the billing account or by using an independent system.