A Control Panel is a tool which is used to control the content of a hosting account. This includes, but is not limited to, files, emails, databases, stats and different operations carried out with them. The CP offers a web-based interface to handle all of these things and anything else associated with the hosting service using different sections where you can access features through buttons and/or menus. The simpler to use a Control Panel is, the easier it will be for you to manage your presence online as a whole. In the standard scenario, the Control Panel is the Internet hosting account’s back office, while an independent billing account is used to handle payments and domain registrations - if the company offers this particular service. Trouble tickets can be dealt with via the billing account or through an independent system.