A Control Panel is a tool which is used to handle the content of a hosting account. This can include, but is not limited to, files, emails, databases, stats and different operations executed with them. The CP provides a web-based interface to handle all of these things and everything else related to the Internet hosting service through different sections where you can access functions through menus and/or buttons. The less difficult to use a Control Panel is, the simpler it'll be for you to handle your presence online as a whole. In the typical case, the Control Panel is the hosting account’s back office, while a different billing account is employed to handle payments and domain registrations - if the company provides this particular service. Trouble tickets may be dealt with through the billing account or through an independent system.