A Control Panel is a software tool which is used to manage the content of an Internet hosting account. This can include, but is not limited to, files, e-mail messages, databases, stats and various operations carried out with them. The Control Panel provides a web-based interface to manage all of these things and anything else relevant to the website hosting service through different sections in which you can access features through menus and/or buttons. The simpler to use a Control Panel is, the simpler it will be for you to handle your web presence in general. In the common scenario, the CP is the Internet hosting account’s back office, while a different billing account is used to manage payments and domain name registrations - if the company provides that service. Trouble tickets can be handled from the billing account or by using an independent system.