A Control Panel is a tool used to handle the content of an Internet hosting account. Including, but is not limited to, files, e-mails, databases, statistics and various operations executed with them. The CP offers a web-based interface to control all of these things and everything else related to the hosting service using different sections where you can access features through menus and/or buttons. The simpler to use a Control Panel is, the easier it shall be for you to handle your online presence in general. In the typical scenario, the Control Panel is the web hosting account’s back office, while a different billing account is employed to handle payments and domain registrations - if the company offers this service. Trouble tickets could be addressed through the billing account or by using a separate system.