SQLSTATE[HY000] [2002] No such file or directory - My Database is not connected

I followed all the steps to connect my database to my Laravel Application, including connecting to mysql using the terminal and using the connection parameters. I am able to see all of the database tables in the terminal. But, when I try to log into my application on the web, or run php artisan migrate, I get the following message: SQLSTATE[HY000] [2002] No such file or directory SELECT * FROM users WHERE email = I am assuming this is because my database is not connected.

Here are my .env values:


My app-level environment variables:
APP_KEY: Key values
DB_PORT: 25060
DB_DATABASE: defaultdb
DB_USERNAME: username
DB_PASSWORD: password

Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.

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January 5, 2023

Hello @codeideas

You can try to connect to the database via terminal/shell with the mysql command. This will give you the opportunity to test if the login credentials are correct.


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January 5, 2023

Hi @codeideas,

Usually, the error is caused when you use DB_HOST=localhost instead of DB_HOST=

Additionally, restart you MySQL instance and try to enter using the credetianls of your application(not sure how did you logged in to MySQL before with root or with the laravel user).

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