I am wondering if the cPanel is highly customized by the host? Will I be able to install certain software like mage? Many cPanels don't support the script.
DH does not use cPanel
Good thing, too. cPanel is a pain to use if you have many sites. That's why I love DH's panel so much.
No, Dreamhost uses a custom home built panel.In my opinion it is much better then Cpanel.As the Dreamhost panel has features that Cpanel does not.
As for the software mage, i've never heard of it.So i can't help you with that.