In Laravel you have
config/database.php where all the setup for the connection is located. You also have a
.env file in the root directory in your project (which everyone uses for timesaving). This contains variables that you can use for the entire project.
On a standard L5 project the MySql section of
config/database.php looks like this:
'mysql' => [ 'driver' => 'mysql', 'host' => env('DB_HOST', 'localhost'), 'database' => env('DB_DATABASE', 'forge'), 'username' => env('DB_USERNAME', 'forge'), 'password' => env('DB_PASSWORD', ''), 'charset' => 'utf8', 'collation' => 'utf8_unicode_ci', 'prefix' => '', 'strict' => false, 'engine' => null, ],
Notice there is no port set!
Although in my
.env file I had set
DB_PORT=33060. But that
value (3306) was never read into the
So don't be a dumbass like myself and forget to check the
'port' => env('DB_PORT', 3306),to your config/database.php and set that value in .env like this