A Control Panel is a software tool that is used to control the content of a hosting account. This includes, but is not limited to, files, email messages, databases, statistics and different operations performed with them. The Control Panel offers a web-based interface to control all of these things and anything else associated with the Internet hosting service via different sections where you can access functions through menus and/or buttons. The less difficult to use a Control Panel is, the easier it will be for you to handle your presence online in general. In the general case, the Control Panel is the Internet hosting account’s back office, while a separate billing account is used to control payments and domain registrations - if the company offers that service. Trouble tickets can be managed through the billing account or via a separate system.