A Control Panel is a software tool which is used to handle the content of an Internet hosting account. This includes, but is not limited to, files, emails, databases, statistics along with other operations carried out with them. The CP offers a web-based interface to control all these things and everything else related to the website hosting service via different sections in which you can access features through buttons and/or menus. The easier to use a Control Panel is, the simpler it will be for you to handle your web presence in general. In the general scenario, the CP is the web hosting account’s back office, while a separate billing account is employed to control payments and domain registrations - if the company provides this service. Trouble tickets may be dealt with through the billing account or by using a different system.