A Control Panel is a software tool that is used to handle the content of a web hosting account. This can include, but is not limited to, files, e-mails, databases, statistics along with other operations executed with them. The CP offers a web-based interface to handle all these things and everything else associated with the website hosting service using different sections in which you can access functions through buttons and/or menus. The less difficult to use a Control Panel is, the easier it will be for you to handle your world-wide web presence in its entirety. In the general case, the Control Panel is the Internet hosting account’s back office, while a separate billing account is employed to handle payments and domain name registrations - if the company offers this service. Trouble tickets may be handled from the billing account or via an independent system.