///// Does DreamHost plan to add this tools some day?:
I register in forums, and talking about this post I opened:
I see some good advantanges in cpanel because:
*You can use cpanel to install scripts very fast, or you can use phpmyadmin to edit or install new stuff manually (so, both features are available)
*There are a lot of Open source Scripts in Fantastico (about 47) and they already come with language Packs (example: spanish)...
*Cron jobs are just one clic
*Backups, Restores and change of host are pretty fast, so, if I use a cpanel hosting company, and want to move to another host with cpanel, It is just needed to provide login information of my cpanel, to my new hosting, and they move all very fast
*Uninstall of scripts are fast too
Now, about what you say:
"It requires one DB per application (meaning, you can't have more than one app if you're only allocated 1 DB)"
Of course I dont like a hosting that offer only one DB, I have seen some cpanel hosting companies, that offer unlimited DB (so, this is not a problem), but I have not found I cpanel hosting company with good bandwith and price like DreamHost, thats why I told It would be great if DreamHost could offer some day cpanel