A Control Panel is a software tool used to handle the content of a web hosting account. Including, but is not limited to, files, e-mails, databases, statistics and various operations carried out with them. The CP provides a web-based interface to handle all these things and anything else relevant to the Internet hosting service via different sections in which you can access features through buttons and/or menus. The easier to use a CP is, the simpler it shall be for you to handle your web presence in general. In the typical scenario, the Control Panel is the hosting account’s back office, while a separate billing account is used to handle payments and domain registrations - if the company provides that particular service. Trouble tickets may be handled via the billing account or by using a separate system.