A Control Panel is a tool used to control the content of a web hosting account. This can include, but is not limited to, files, e-mails, databases, stats and various operations performed with them. The Control Panel offers a web-based interface to control all these things and everything else associated with the Internet hosting service using different sections where you can access functions through menus and/or buttons. The less difficult to use a CP is, the simpler it shall be for you to control your online presence altogether. In the standard case, the Control Panel is the hosting account’s back office, while a separate billing account is used to manage payments and domain registrations - if the company provides this particular service. Trouble tickets can be dealt with through the billing account or through a different system.