A Control Panel is a software tool that is used to control the content of an Internet hosting account. This can include, but is not limited to, files, e-mails, databases, stats and different operations executed with them. The Control Panel provides a web-based interface to handle all these things and anything else relevant to the hosting service through different sections where you can access functions through buttons and/or menus. The easier to use a Control Panel is, the easier it shall be for you to manage your web presence in its entirety. In the general case, the CP is the Internet hosting account’s back office, while a separate billing account is employed to handle payments and domain registrations - if the company provides that particular service. Trouble tickets can be handled via the billing account or through a separate system.