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Connect from Laravel to Neon

Set up a Neon project in seconds and connect from a Laravel application

Laravel is a web application framework with expressive, elegant syntax. Connecting to Neon from Laravel is the same as connecting to a standalone Postgres installation from Laravel. Only the connection details differ.

To connect to Neon from Laravel:

  1. Create a Neon Project
  2. Configure the connection

Create a Neon project

If you do not have one already, create a Neon project. Save your connection details including your password. They are required when defining connection settings.

  1. Navigate to the Projects page in the Neon Console.
  2. Click New Project.
  3. Specify your project settings and click Create Project.

Configure the connection

Open the .env file in your Laravel app, and replace all the database credentials.


You can find all of the connection details listed above in the Connection Details widget on the Neon Dashboard. For more information, see Connect from any application.

Connection issues

With older Postgres clients/drivers, including older PDO_PGSQL drivers, you may receive the following error when attempting to connect to Neon:

ERROR: The endpoint ID is not specified. Either upgrade the Postgres client library (libpq) for SNI support or pass the endpoint ID (the first part of the domain name) as a parameter: '&options=endpoint%3D'. See []( for more information.

If you run into this error, please see the following documentation for an explanation of the issue and workarounds: The endpoint ID is not specified.

  • If using a connection string to connect to your database, try Workaround A. Pass the endpoint ID as an option. For example:


    Replace [endpoint_id] with your compute's endpoint ID, which you can find in your Neon connection string. It looks similar to this: ep-cool-darkness-123456.

  • If using database connection parameters, as shown above, try Workaround D. Specify the endpoint ID in the password field. For example:


Schema migration with Laravel

For schema migration with Laravel, see our guide:

Need help?

Join our Discord Server to ask questions or see what others are doing with Neon. Users on paid plans can open a support ticket from the console. For more detail, see Getting Support.

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