A Control Panel is a tool that is used to control the content of a website hosting account. Including, but is not limited to, files, email messages, databases, statistics as well as other operations performed with them. The CP offers a web-based interface to handle these things and everything else related to the Internet hosting service via different sections in which you can access functions through buttons and/or menus. The less difficult to use a CP is, the simpler it'll be for you to handle your online presence in general. In the typical scenario, the Control Panel is the Internet hosting account’s back office, while a separate billing account is employed to handle payments and domain name registrations - if the company provides this particular service. Trouble tickets can be addressed through the billing account or by using an independent system.