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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 PostgreSQL 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 a name, a PostgreSQL version, a region, and click Create Project.

Configure the connection

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



  • <hostname> the hostname of the branch's compute endpoint. The hostname has an ep- prefix and appears similar to this:
  • <dbname> is the name of the database. The default Neon database is neondb
  • <user> is the database user.
  • <password> is the database user's password, which is provided to you when you create a Neon project.

You can find all of the connection details listed above, except for your password, in the Connection Details widget on the Neon Dashboard. For more information, see Connect from any application. If you have misplaced your password, see Reset a password.

Need help?

Send a request to, or join the Neon community forum.

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