A Control Panel is a tool which is used to handle the content of a web hosting account. This can include, but is not limited to, files, emails, databases, statistics and different operations performed with them. The Control Panel provides a web-based interface to handle all these things and everything else relevant to the web hosting service via different sections in which you can access features through buttons and/or menus. The simpler to use a CP is, the easier it shall be for you to manage your web presence in its entirety. In the standard case, the CP is the Internet hosting account’s back office, while a separate billing account is employed to handle payments and domain name registrations - if the company provides this service. Trouble tickets could be handled from the billing account or via a separate system.