A stock install of Moodle doesn't seem to run on CentOS or RHEL 6.3

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http://serverfault.com – I've got a clean instance of CentOS and a clean instance of RHEL 6.3 - I've tried to installed Moodle on both. Error: Database connection failed It is possible that the database is overloaded or otherwise not running properly. The site administrator should also check that the database details have been correctly specified in config.php The database does work - I've tried it from a shell on the box. I've tried with a remote database, and with a local database. I've tried to remove the config.php and clear the database, and allow moodle to create run it's fresh install script, and again, I (HowTos)