A Control Panel is a tool that is used to control the content of an Internet hosting account. This includes, but is not limited to, files, e-mails, databases, statistics along with other operations performed with them. The Control Panel offers a web-based interface to handle these things and everything else associated with the hosting service via different sections in which you can access functions through menus and/or buttons. The less complicated to use a CP is, the simpler it will be for you to control your presence online as a whole. In the standard case, the Control Panel is the Internet 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 managed through the billing account or by using a separate system.