A Control Panel is a software tool employed to control the content of a website hosting account. Including, but is not limited to, files, e-mail messages, databases, stats and different operations performed with them. The CP provides a web-based interface to control 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 simpler to use a Control Panel is, the easier it shall be for you to manage your online presence in general. In the common case, the CP is the Internet hosting account’s back office, while an independent billing account is used to handle payments and domain registrations - if the company provides that service. Trouble tickets can be dealt with from the billing account or through a separate system.