I just created a server and site on Forge, and now I'm trying to deploy from GitHub and I keep receiving the following error.
[PDOException] SQLSTATE[HY000]  Access denied for user 'forge'@'localhost' (using password: NO) Script php artisan optimize handling the post-install-cmd event returned with error code 1
I did not install a database on this server because I'm using a separate database server. I've tried deploying by updating the
.env with the database credentials on the database server but it doesn't work; no matter what I do I receive that error message.
Do I need to have a database on this new server even though I'm not going to use it?
Edit: I have installed a database on this server, named it
forge and added the user
forge and it's still giving me the same problem.