A Control Panel is a software tool used to manage the content of a website 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 these things and everything else relevant to the Internet hosting service through different sections in which you can access features through menus and/or buttons. The less difficult to use a CP is, the easier it will be for you to handle your world-wide web presence in its entirety. In the typical scenario, the Control Panel is the Internet hosting account’s back office, while a separate billing account is used to manage payments and domain name registrations - if the company offers this service. Trouble tickets can be dealt with from the billing account or via an independent system.