A Control Panel is a tool which is used to handle the content of an Internet hosting account. Including, but is not limited to, files, e-mail messages, databases, stats and different operations performed with them. The Control Panel provides a web-based interface to manage all these things and anything else related to the Internet hosting service via different sections in which you can access features through buttons and/or menus. The simpler to use a CP is, the simpler it'll be for you to handle your online presence as a whole. In the general scenario, the Control Panel is the Internet hosting account’s back office, while a different billing account is employed to manage payments and domain registrations - if the company provides that particular service. Trouble tickets may be dealt with via the billing account or through a different system.