A Control Panel is a tool that is used to handle the content of an Internet hosting account. This includes, but is not limited to, files, e-mail messages, databases, statistics and various operations performed with them. The CP provides a web-based interface to control all of these things and anything else associated with the hosting service using different sections in which you can access features through buttons and/or menus. The less complicated to use a Control Panel is, the easier it shall be for you to handle your online presence in general. In the typical case, the CP is the Internet hosting account’s back office, while a different billing account is used to control payments and domain registrations - if the company provides that particular service. Trouble tickets can be handled via the billing account or via an independent system.