A Control Panel is a tool which is used to handle the content of a web hosting account. This includes, but is not limited to, files, email messages, databases, statistics as well as other operations performed with them. The CP offers a web-based interface to handle all these things and everything else associated with the web hosting service through different sections in which you can access functions through menus and/or buttons. The less complicated to use a Control Panel is, the simpler it will be for you to manage your web presence in general. In the typical case, the CP is the web hosting account’s back office, while an independent billing account is employed to manage payments and domain name registrations - if the company provides that particular service. Trouble tickets can be handled from the billing account or via a separate system.