A Control Panel is a tool that is used to control the content of a hosting account. This includes, but is not limited to, files, e-mail messages, databases, stats as well as other operations executed with them. The CP provides a web-based interface to handle all these things and everything else related to the hosting service through different sections in which you can access functions through menus and/or buttons. The simpler to use a Control Panel is, the simpler it will be for you to control your presence online in its entirety. In the typical scenario, the CP is the Internet hosting account’s back office, while an independent billing account is used to manage payments and domain name registrations - if the company provides this service. Trouble tickets can be dealt with through the billing account or by using a separate system.