Check out example codes for "Illuminate\Database\QueryException SQLSTATE[HY000] [2002] Connection refused (SQL: select * from information_schema.tables where table_schema = laravel and table_name = migrations and table_type = 'BASE TABLE')". It will help you in understanding the concepts better.

Code Example 1

You may have to specify a connection socket in your config or use 127.0.0.1 as your DB_HOST rather than localhost

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