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Reasons for persistent db connection through mysql_pconnect

Thread began 10/29/2009 5:38 am by mail361522 | Last modified 10/29/2009 1:50 pm by anonymous | 1236 views | 1 replies |


Reasons for persistent db connection through mysql_pconnect

Hello Webassist. I'm using several of your DW Extensions, including Dataassist for dabase driven websites. However on a new project the webhost doesn't work very well with the mysql_pconnect command. As the number of connections are limited they suggest me to use mysql_connect and to close the connection with mysql_close at end of each script. Why have you choosen to use persistent connections and what can I do to make mysql_connect be the default connection type instead? Thank You for help, I'm no Apache or MySQL expert thats why I just want your extensions to work. Now I'm getting "HTTP 500 - Internal server error" all the time... :confused:

Regards Joa

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The reason it would be used is purely for speed since it would not require connecting over and over... see here for more: 34/

But, yes, the issue you have is also a valid concern for persistent connections.

I think, though, you could simply edit the connect script to use a standard connection with no issue. You could also close the connection at the end of your php page if needed.



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