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