A Control Panel is a software tool employed to handle the content of a hosting account. This includes, but is not limited to, files, email messages, databases, stats as well as other operations executed with them. The Control Panel offers a web-based interface to handle these things and everything else related to the Internet hosting service through different sections in which you can access functions through menus and/or buttons. The less complicated to use a Control Panel is, the simpler it'll be for you to handle your presence online in its entirety. In the common case, the CP is the Internet hosting account’s back office, while a separate billing account is employed to control payments and domain registrations - if the company offers this service. Trouble tickets may be handled from the billing account or via a separate system.