A Control Panel is a tool employed to handle the content of a hosting account. Including, but is not limited to, files, e-mails, databases, statistics as well as other operations executed with them. The CP offers a web-based interface to handle these things and anything else relevant to the Internet hosting service through different sections where you can access features through menus and/or buttons. The less complicated to use a Control Panel is, the simpler it shall be for you to manage your web presence as a whole. In the general scenario, the CP is the hosting account’s back office, while a different billing account is employed to control payments and domain name registrations - if the company provides this particular service. Trouble tickets may be managed from the billing account or by using an independent system.