A Control Panel is a software tool which is used to manage the content of an Internet hosting account. This includes, but is not limited to, files, e-mail messages, databases, statistics along with other operations carried out with them. The Control Panel provides a web-based interface to manage these things and anything else related to the website hosting service via different sections in which you can access features through buttons and/or menus. The easier to use a CP is, the easier it shall be for you to control your online presence in its entirety. In the common case, the CP is the web hosting account’s back office, while a different billing account is employed to handle payments and domain name registrations - if the company provides this particular service. Trouble tickets could be handled via the billing account or via an independent system.