Sorry, CPanel is just in my vocabulary as Kleenex has replaced "tissue".
I agree, a full panel would be a mis-allocation of resources. If the DreamHost panel is already making an API call to get the current stats for a VPS and display them on said panel, I am curious if building a simple app, or like you mentioned even a mobile friendly interface, that makes that API call, is more manageable.
I don't need a full panel, just VPS health and utilization. I could see other users having a need for a mobile friendly panel though.
Thanks for the reply!