SQLSTATE[HY000] [2002] (trying to connect via (null))

I am using digitalocean managed DB in my laravel app . Everything working fine in tinker mode but when using in app it throws SQLSTATE[HY000] [2002] (trying to connect via (null)) error . even i can connect it from beekeeper studio. here’s my configuration.

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Bobby Iliev
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December 11, 2022

Hi there,

The error message, trying to connect via (null), indicates that the database host might not be defined correctly, are you deploying your Laravel project to the DigitalOcean App Platform? If this is the case, you need to define your DB_HOST as follows:

  - key: DB_HOST
    value: ${your-db-name.HOSTNAME}

For more information on the available database environment variables, you could take a look at the documentation here:

Here is a quick video that shows how to deploy Laravel to the App Platform:

Let me know how it goes!