A Control Panel is a software tool used to control the content of a web hosting account. This can include, but is not limited to, files, email messages, databases, statistics and various operations executed with them. The Control Panel offers a web-based interface to manage all these things and anything else associated with the hosting service using different sections where you can access functions through buttons and/or menus. The less complicated to use a CP is, the simpler it shall be for you to handle your world-wide web presence in general. In the standard scenario, the Control Panel is the hosting account’s back office, while an independent billing account is employed to control payments and domain name registrations - if the company offers this particular service. Trouble tickets could be managed through the billing account or by using a separate system.