A Control Panel is a tool which is used to manage the content of an Internet hosting account. This includes, but is not limited to, files, email messages, databases, statistics along with other operations carried out with them. The CP provides a web-based interface to manage these things and anything else related to the web hosting service through different sections in which you can access functions through buttons and/or menus. The easier to use a CP is, the simpler it'll be for you to control your world-wide web presence as a whole. In the general scenario, the Control Panel is the Internet hosting account’s back office, while a separate billing account is used to handle payments and domain registrations - if the company offers that service. Trouble tickets may be dealt with through the billing account or through a different system.