A Control Panel is a software tool used to manage the content of an Internet hosting account. This includes, but is not limited to, files, email messages, databases, stats and different operations carried out with them. The Control Panel provides a web-based interface to control all of these things and anything else related to the Internet hosting service through different sections in which you can access features through menus and/or buttons. The easier to use a CP is, the simpler it will be for you to manage your web presence as a whole. In the typical case, the CP is the web hosting account’s back office, while an independent billing account is employed to handle payments and domain name registrations - if the company provides this service. Trouble tickets can be dealt with through the billing account or via an independent system.