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log out user (too many connections mysql)

Thread began 9/06/2010 10:30 am by mr hankey | Last modified 9/07/2010 3:16 pm by Jason Byrnes | 744 views | 3 replies |

mr hankey

log out user (too many connections mysql)


i started to get "Too many connections" error from mysql database pointing to my connection file.

i checked in this and reading around it looks like the pconnect it has created needs to change to just connect.

has anyone had this before and is it ok to change it from pconnect without causing any problems with the rest of the site?

also i read that you should then close the connection properly with a command such as mysql_close()

where would this be added? would it be added in the user_logout page generated by security assist or does security assist already log out and close the connection properly?

many thanks

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

you can change the connection file to use mysql connect instead of pconnect.

In the connection file, the last line establishes the connection:

For example the powerstore connection looks like:

$PowerStoreConnection = mysql_pconnect($hostname_PowerStoreConnection, $username_PowerStoreConnection, $password_PowerStoreConnection) or trigger_error(mysql_error(),E_USER_ERROR);

you can chage this to:

$PowerStoreConnection = mysql_connect($hostname_PowerStoreConnection, $username_PowerStoreConnection, $password_PowerStoreConnection) or trigger_error(mysql_error(),E_USER_ERROR);

to use the mysql connect method.

Closing the connection happens when you free the recordset results.

For each recordset you have on a page, you should have a mysql_free_result line at the end of the page:

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mr hankey

thanks jason dreamweaver automatically creates the mysql_free_result doesn't it?

is there any problem with me not using pconnect?

is this normal to have to change?

i have changed this and i am no longer getting the error so far. the hosting provider recommends not using pconnect.

will this affect any code generated by the extensions not using pconnect?

thanks again jason

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

yes, Dreaweaver will add the free result code at the end of the page, double check that it is there though, there nothing stoping it from getting deleted on accident.

This is not a normal change to have to make, but if you host recommends not using the pconnect method, then you should make the change.

it will not have any effect on the scripts being generated.

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