In this post we will provide below steps to connect with Mysql database in Laravel.

Step 1: Open Phpmyadmin or any dbms tool you are using.
Step 2: create a database . let’s say laraveldb. By query you can create db as
            CREATE DATABASE laraveldb
Step 3: For Setting database connection parameters for Laravel,

  • Open config/database.php   
  • See the following lines of code.     
              'mysql' => [
                 'driver' => 'mysql',
                 'host' => env('DB_HOST', 'localhost'),
                 'port' => env('DB_PORT', '80'),
                 'database' => env('DB_DATABASE', 'forge'),
                 'username' => env('DB_USERNAME', 'forge'),
                 'password' => env('DB_PASSWORD', ''),
                 'unix_socket' => env('DB_SOCKET', ''),
                 'charset' => 'utf8mb4',
                 'collation' => 'utf8mb4_unicode_ci',
                 'prefix' => '',
                 'strict' => true,
                 'engine' => null,

Change the port,database name, username & password as below.

 'port' => env('DB_PORT', '80'), 
//Change this if ur port is different than 80
'database' => env('DB_DATABASE', 'laraveldb'),
//database name
'username' => env('DB_USERNAME', 'root'),
// mysql db username
'password' => env('DB_PASSWORD', ''),
//mysql db password.

Step 4: you may face error like Access denied for user ‘homestead’@’ localhost’ (using password: YES).You will get the above message even if you have set the correct parameters in database.php  because the artisan command line tool uses the database connection parameters specified in .env file.

Step 5: Open .env file & locate the following lines of code.

             DB_USERNAME= homestead

             update the above 2 lines by the following code.

             DB_USERNAME= root

Step 6: The database, username and password must match the with your mysql on your system.

Now your database connection is ready.