A Control Panel is a software tool which is used to control the content of a web hosting account. This includes, but is not limited to, files, e-mail messages, databases, statistics and various operations carried out with them. The Control Panel provides a web-based interface to control all of these things and everything else associated with the web hosting service using different sections in which you can access features through buttons and/or menus. The less difficult to use a CP is, the simpler it will be for you to handle your web presence as a whole. In the standard case, the Control Panel is the Internet hosting account’s back office, while a separate billing account is employed to manage payments and domain name registrations - if the company offers that service. Trouble tickets can be dealt with via the billing account or by using a different system.