A Control Panel is a software tool employed to handle the content of an Internet hosting account. This can include, but is not limited to, files, email messages, databases, statistics and various operations performed with them. The Control Panel provides a web-based interface to manage these things and everything else associated with the Internet hosting service through different sections where you can access features through buttons and/or menus. The easier to use a CP is, the simpler it shall be for you to handle your world-wide web presence as a whole. In the standard scenario, the Control Panel is the hosting account’s back office, while a different billing account is used to handle payments and domain name registrations - if the company provides this service. Trouble tickets could be dealt with through the billing account or via a different system.