A Control Panel is a tool which is used to manage the content of a hosting account. Including, but is not limited to, files, e-mail messages, databases, statistics along with other operations executed with them. The CP offers a web-based interface to handle all of these things and everything else related to the Internet hosting service using different sections in which you can access functions through menus and/or buttons. The simpler to use a Control Panel is, the easier it'll be for you to handle your online presence altogether. In the standard case, the Control Panel is the hosting account’s back office, while a different billing account is used to control payments and domain name registrations - if the company provides that service. Trouble tickets can be handled via the billing account or by using an independent system.