Thank you for your response and first off please understand I am not familiar with Lunix so were talking complete newbie here. So following your instructions - I created a PHP server on Cloudways VPS and then checked with the online support team who told me that LAMP was already installed. So my thinking is step 1 was complete.
I was able to copy and paste step 2 as you described without issue.
I then downloaded and FTP back up the uniziped moodle 3.4.1 into a directory called moodle and created the moodledata directory. but when I tried to change permissions the commands came back operation failed.
Step 6 was really where I lost it. At this point you're saying I have to point Apache to the moddle website but no where did I see where or what configuration file (my assumption) I need to change. So I just had no idea what to do here.
Finally my guess is that step 7 would end up being something like http://moodle.12345-1345.cloudwaysapps.com/moodle would be then how I would get to the app.
That's where I ended up and finally after many hours yesterday just gave up.