A Control Panel is a software tool used to handle the content of a hosting account. This can include, but is not limited to, files, emails, databases, statistics along with other operations performed with them. The CP offers a web-based interface to control all these things and anything else relevant to the Internet hosting service through different sections where you can access functions through buttons and/or menus. The less complicated to use a CP is, the easier it shall be for you to handle your online presence in general. In the general case, the Control Panel is the Internet hosting account’s back office, while a different billing account is used to control payments and domain registrations - if the company offers this particular service. Trouble tickets may be handled via the billing account or through a different system.