A Control Panel is a tool employed to handle the content of a web hosting account. This can include, but is not limited to, files, e-mails, databases, stats and various operations performed with them. The Control Panel offers a web-based interface to control all these things and anything else relevant to the Internet hosting service using different sections in which you can access features through menus and/or buttons. The easier to use a CP is, the simpler it shall be for you to handle your world-wide web presence altogether. In the common case, the CP is the hosting account’s back office, while an independent billing account is employed to control payments and domain registrations - if the company provides this service. Trouble tickets could be managed from the billing account or via an independent system.