A Control Panel is a software tool which is used to handle the content of a website hosting account. This can include, but is not limited to, files, email messages, databases, statistics along with other operations performed with them. The Control Panel offers a web-based interface to manage all of these things and everything else associated with the hosting service via different sections where you can access features through buttons and/or menus. The easier to use a Control Panel is, the simpler it'll be for you to handle your presence online in its entirety. In the typical scenario, the Control Panel is the Internet hosting account’s back office, while a separate billing account is used to control payments and domain name registrations - if the company provides that particular service. Trouble tickets could be addressed from the billing account or by using a different system.