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php – Laravel 5 PDOException Could Not Find Driver

Posted by: admin April 23, 2020 Leave a comment


I have a problem using Laravel 5. When I run “php aritsan migrate”, I got this error

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could not find driver

I could run the application, but when database connection needed, I got this error

PDOException in Connector.php line 55:
could not find driver
in Connector.php line 55
at PDO->__construct('mysql:host=localhost;dbname=mydb', 'root', '', array('0', '2', '0', false, false)) in Connector.php line 55
at Connector->createConnection('mysql:host=localhost;dbname=mydb', array('driver' => 'mysql', 'host' => 'localhost', 'database' => 'mydb', 'username' => 'root', 'password' => '', 'charset' => 'utf8', 'collation' => 'utf8_unicode_ci', 'prefix' => '', 'strict' => false, 'name' => 'mysql'), array('0', '2', '0', false, false)) in MySqlConnector.php line 22

How to fix it?

How to&Answers:

You should install PDO on your server.
Edit your php.ini (look at your phpinfo(), “Loaded Configuration File” line, to find the php.ini file path).
Find and uncomment the following line (remove the ; character):


Then, restart your Apache server.
For more information, please read the documentation.


Same thing happend to me after upgrading distro.

Running sudo apt-get install php7.0-mysql fixed it for me.


I’m using Ubuntu 16.04 and PHP 5.6.20

After too many problems, the below steps solved this for me:

  1. find php.ini path via phpinfo()

  2. uncomment

  3. add this line

  4. then run

    sudo apt-get install php-mysql


It will depend of your php version. Check it running:

php -version

Now, according to your current version, run:

sudo apt-get install php7.2-mysql


I have tried the following command on Ubuntu and its working for me
sudo apt-get install php7.0-mysql



If your database is PostgreSQL and you have php7.2 you should run the following commands:

sudo apt-get install php7.2-pgsql


php artisan migrate


sudo apt-get update

For Mysql Database

sudo apt-get install php-mysql

For PostgreSQL Database

sudo apt-get install php-pgsql


php artisan migrate