A Control Panel is a tool that is used to manage the content of a hosting account. Including, but is not limited to, files, e-mail messages, databases, stats and various operations performed with them. The Control Panel offers a web-based interface to manage all of these things and everything else related to the hosting service through different sections in which you can access features through buttons and/or menus. The less complicated to use a Control Panel is, the easier it'll be for you to control your online presence as a whole. In the standard case, the Control Panel is the Internet hosting account’s back office, while a different billing account is used to manage payments and domain registrations - if the company provides this service. Trouble tickets can be managed from the billing account or through a separate system.