A Control Panel is a software tool used to handle the content of an Internet hosting account. This can include, but is not limited to, files, e-mail messages, databases, stats and various operations performed with them. The CP offers a web-based interface to manage all of these things and everything else related to the website hosting service via different sections in which you can access functions through menus and/or buttons. The simpler to use a Control Panel is, the simpler it will be for you to control your world-wide web presence in its entirety. In the common scenario, the Control Panel is the Internet hosting account’s back office, while a different billing account is employed to control payments and domain name registrations - if the company offers this service. Trouble tickets may be managed from the billing account or through an independent system.