I like to prefix my database tables to avoid any conflicts if using different applications within the same database ie have a CMS + a shop sharing the same database.
This is easy to do with Laravel in
app/config/database.php there is
'prefix' => '',
You can put your prefix there or use the .env file.
I’ll use the .enf file by adding the following:
'prefix' => env('DB_PREFIX', ''),
This will create a key called DB_PREFIX with a default value of none then in my .env file:
Set the prefix
Now all queries will look for tables that start with laravel_ before the table name, no further adjustments are required.