A Control Panel is a tool that is used to handle the content of an Internet hosting account. This can include, but is not limited to, files, email messages, databases, statistics as well as other operations carried out with them. The CP provides a web-based interface to manage all these things and everything else related to the website hosting service via different sections where you can access features through menus and/or buttons. The less difficult to use a CP is, the simpler it'll be for you to manage your world-wide web presence altogether. In the common scenario, the Control Panel is the Internet hosting account’s back office, while a separate billing account is employed to manage payments and domain name registrations - if the company provides that service. Trouble tickets can be addressed via the billing account or through an independent system.