A Control Panel is a tool that is used to control the content of a web hosting account. Including, but is not limited to, files, e-mails, databases, statistics as well as other operations carried out with them. The CP offers a web-based interface to control all these things and everything else related 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 control your online presence in its entirety. In the common scenario, the Control Panel is the Internet hosting account’s back office, while an independent billing account is employed to control payments and domain name registrations - if the company offers this service. Trouble tickets could be dealt with via the billing account or by using a separate system.