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How to Connect a Database to Laravel

If you want your Laravel project to use a MySQL database, follow these steps:

First, create your database in ServerPilot and copy the database name, username, and password.

Then, SFTP in to your server and open your Laravel app's .env file. This is a hidden file that will only appear if you followed our guide to configuring Cyberduck.

Finally, update the values for DB_DATABASE, DB_USERNAME, and DB_PASSWORD, replacing "homestead" and "secret" with your database credentials.

That's it! Now your Laravel app can access your MySQL database.