A Control Panel is a software tool used to manage the content of a hosting account. Including, but is not limited to, files, e-mail messages, databases, statistics along with other operations performed with them. The Control Panel provides a web-based interface to control 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 complicated to use a CP is, the simpler it will be for you to manage your world-wide web presence in general. In the typical scenario, the Control Panel is the hosting account’s back office, while a separate billing account is employed to control payments and domain name registrations - if the company provides that particular service. Trouble tickets can be handled through the billing account or by using an independent system.