January 24, 2021
I just created a new Laravel app and installed Jetstream, and when I went to run
php artisan serve it hung and didn't do anything.
Then, I tried to run
php artisan migrate, and it also stalled for a while before giving me an error that the database connection had timed out.
This was weird, because it was a completely fresh installation of Laravel and Jetstream with no changes made.
I eventually realized that the issue lay in the
.env file. The new Laravel installation has a
.env file with these values:
DB_CONNECTION=mysql # DB_HOST=127.0.0.1 DB_HOST=mysql DB_PORT=3306 DB_DATABASE=laravel DB_USERNAME=root DB_PASSWORD=
DB_HOST variable is no longer set to localhost, like it used to be, but my local MySQL database for development is running at
localhost:3306 (which is the same as
To fix it, all I had to do was uncomment the first
DB_HOST line by removing the
#, and then remove the line that says
php artisan serve and
php artisan migrate worked perfectly again.
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