A Control Panel is a software tool that is used to manage the content of a hosting account. This can include, but is not limited to, files, e-mails, databases, statistics and various operations performed with them. The Control Panel offers a web-based interface to control all these things and everything else relevant 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 shall be for you to manage your presence online in general. In the standard scenario, the Control Panel is the Internet hosting account’s back office, while an independent billing account is employed to manage payments and domain registrations - if the company provides this particular service. Trouble tickets could be addressed through the billing account or through a separate system.