A Control Panel is a tool employed to control the content of an Internet hosting account. This can include, but is not limited to, files, email messages, databases, stats and various operations carried out with them. The Control Panel provides a web-based interface to handle these things and anything else relevant to the Internet hosting service via different sections in which you can access functions through buttons and/or menus. The less complicated to use a CP is, the easier it will be for you to handle your web presence as a whole. In the typical case, the Control Panel is the hosting account’s back office, while an independent billing account is used to control payments and domain registrations - if the company offers this service. Trouble tickets could be handled through the billing account or by using a separate system.