A Control Panel is a tool employed to handle the content of a hosting account. Including, but is not limited to, files, emails, databases, statistics as well as other operations carried out with them. The CP provides a web-based interface to control these things and everything else associated with the Internet hosting service through different sections in which you can access features through menus and/or buttons. The less difficult to use a Control Panel is, the easier it'll be for you to handle your online presence altogether. In the common case, the Control Panel is the Internet hosting account’s back office, while an independent billing account is used to manage payments and domain registrations - if the company provides that service. Trouble tickets can be managed via the billing account or through an independent system.