A Control Panel is a software tool that is used to handle the content of an Internet hosting account. This includes, but is not limited to, files, email messages, databases, stats and different operations executed with them. The CP provides a web-based interface to control these things and everything else relevant to the Internet 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 easier it shall be for you to control your world-wide web presence altogether. In the typical case, the CP is the web hosting account’s back office, while a different billing account is employed to control payments and domain name registrations - if the company provides this service. Trouble tickets may be handled from the billing account or by using an independent system.