How to change database configs in laravel?

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by lottie , in category: PHP Frameworks , 8 days ago

How to change database configs in laravel?

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by arnoldo.moen , 7 days ago

@lottie 

To change database configurations in Laravel, follow these steps:

  1. Open the .env file in the root directory of your Laravel project. This file contains all the environment variables used in your application.
  2. Locate the following variables related to your database configuration: DB_CONNECTION, DB_HOST, DB_PORT, DB_DATABASE, DB_USERNAME, and DB_PASSWORD.
  3. Modify the values of these variables to match your desired database configuration. For example, if you want to switch from using MySQL to PostgreSQL, change the DB_CONNECTION variable to pgsql and update other variables accordingly.
  4. Save the .env file and close it.
  5. If you are changing the database connection for a specific environment (e.g., development, production), you can create a new .env file for that environment (e.g., .env.production) and update the database configurations in that file.
  6. To apply the changes, run the following command in the terminal: php artisan config:cache. This command will clear the existing configuration cache and create a new cache based on the updated database configurations.
  7. You can now run your Laravel application with the new database configurations.


By following these steps, you can easily change the database configurations in Laravel to connect to different databases based on your requirements.