Nicolas V Nicolas V - 7 months ago 57
PHP Question

SQLSTATE[HY000] [2002] Connection refused within Laravel homestead

Using Mac OS X and Homestead 2.2.1 with Laravel 5.2.

In terminal (within homestead in my project folder) I can do php artisan to see all the available commands. When I try to run php artisan migrate I get a connection error:

SQLSTATE[HY000] [2002] Connection refused

I have setup a Laravel project with these .env settings


I have also tried localhost for DB_HOST and root for DB_USERNAME and DB_PASSWORD. And all possible variations of these put together!

In Sequel Pro (db management application) I CAN connect with these settings

Username homestead
Password secret
Database tcv
Port 33060

But this database is obviously empty, because I cant migrate to it from terminal ...

As far as I can make out it is a configuration issue, since I can connect to it with Sequel Pro. But I have honestly no freaking idea what is setup wrong.

Thanks for the help !!


For some reason I get the same
SQLSTATE[HY000] [2002] Connection refused
error when moving my project to MAMP and running php artisan migrate.

Now I am completely lost ...



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 (33060) was never read into the config/database.php.
So don't be a dumbass like myself and forget to check the database.php file.

Simply add 'port' => env('DB_PORT', 'localhost'), to your config/database.php and set that value in .env like this DB_PORT=33060