Connecting to Sequel Pro with Homestead issues

I have been checking out a lot of answers here and on GitHub regarding this issue, but whatever I try there is always something wrong. I also don´t get why with the same credentials sometimes I am able to connect other times I am not even able to do that.

So right now I get the following error:

“SQLSTATE[HY000] [2002] php_network_getaddresses: getaddrinfo failed:
nodename nor servname provided, or not known

and I am not able to connect:

My .env credentials:


My database.php
'mysql' => [
            'driver' => 'mysql',
            'host' => env('DB_HOST'),
            'port' => env('DB_PORT'),
            'database' => env('DB_DATABASE'),
            'username' => env('DB_USERNAME'),
            'password' => env('DB_PASSWORD'),
            'unix_socket' => env('DB_SOCKET'),
            'charset' => 'utf8mb4',
            'collation' => 'utf8mb4_unicode_ci',
            'prefix' => '',
            'strict' => false,
            'engine' => null,

…and for the standard connection, I use for the host.


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Method 1

I think your issue is with the DB_HOST parameter. I included a full explanation. Your fix is likely part of the final paragraph!

Laravel ships with a .env.example configured to connect to the Homestead MySQL out of the box. Assuming you are running everything in Homestead, and Homestead is configured properly, you should be able to use the following database configuration to connect successfully.


If you are trying to connect to the Homestead database from outside of Homestead, the Laravel documentation describes how you can do that as well. You can check that out here.

Essentially what you need to do is connect to as a host but use a different port (as opposed to 3306.) For MySQL, Homestead exposes a port 33060 that you should try to connect to instead. For Sequel Pro this should fix your issue!

Method 2

Updated October 2020

If you are using MySql 8 there are some issues with that.

I was also not able to connect with the Laravel Homestead DB.
I solved the problem installing Sequel Ace, the successor of SequelPro which is available also on Mac AppStore.

Here a post from the SequelPro issues about:

All methods was sourced from or, is licensed under cc by-sa 2.5, cc by-sa 3.0 and cc by-sa 4.0

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