A Control Panel is a software tool that is used to manage the content of a web hosting account. Including, but is not limited to, files, e-mail messages, databases, stats and various operations performed with them. The Control Panel offers a web-based interface to control all these things and everything else relevant to the Internet hosting service via different sections in which you can access functions through menus and/or buttons. The simpler to use a CP is, the easier it'll be for you to manage your world-wide web presence in its entirety. In the general scenario, the CP is the hosting account’s back office, while an independent billing account is used to manage payments and domain registrations - if the company provides this particular service. Trouble tickets may be managed via the billing account or through a separate system.