A Control Panel is a software tool that is used to control the content of a website hosting account. Including, but is not limited to, files, e-mail messages, databases, stats as well as other operations performed with them. The Control Panel provides a web-based interface to manage all these things and everything else related to the hosting service through different sections in which you can access functions through menus and/or buttons. The easier to use a Control Panel is, the simpler it will be for you to handle your web presence altogether. In the general 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 this service. Trouble tickets can be managed from the billing account or through a separate system.