Installing Moodle 3.3 on VPS




I’m trying to install Moodle 3.3 on my VPS. I’ve been following the installation instructions from the Moodle website, but have hit a snag. When it asks for me to enter the database host, I have no idea what to enter! By default, it’s set to ‘localhost’, but obviously, it’s not that. I have all the other information correct (I think).

I feel like such an idiot, and I’m probably going to kick myself when I find the answer. I’ve done stuff like this in the past with WordPress, but this is the first time I’ve ever tried to install Moodle.
Well, as predicted, I’m kicking myself. Tried one last database hostname before moving on and it was correct!

My next task is to set up the Cron programme. I’m assuming that this is something to do with Cron Jobs in the Dreamhost Web Panel > Goodies? Moodle apparently doesn’ t work without this step. Going to have a go at doing it myself, but if I have any problems, I’ll be back on this thread. :smiley: