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[nycphp-talk] p_connect

Hans Zaunere hans at nyphp.org
Tue Aug 5 10:09:57 EDT 2003



Brian Pang wrote:

> I've always used mysql_pconnect and haven't had any problems with it,
> perhaps because, as you say, it works very quickly. I guess I copped the
> pconnect style from original db connect scripts when I was first
> learning and, since it wasn't broke, never thought about it again.
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> off the subject... maybe I should just DL my own copy of the PHP manual,
> but is it me or is the php.net site really slow right now?

Yeah, it's always slow  :)

http://us2.php.net/ is always pretty snappy for me.

H



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>>Daniel Kushner wrote:
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>>>Hi Matt,
>>>
>>>The main reason would be if you have more Web processes than Database
>>>connections. There just wouldn't be enough to go around :(
>>>
>>>>Anyone know why you wouldn't use p_connect to make a connection
>>>>to a database?
>>>>It seems like it would be better than regular connect in every case.
>>>>
>>>>Or at least does anyone know of any problems with it?
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>>It depends on the DB for the most part.  PHP's integration with some
> 
> APIs, like OCI8 isn't 100% from what I've seen, and you can get stale
> connections or other odd behavior.  On Oracle, this is important, since
> creating and tearing down connections are extremely expensive.  With
> MySQL, connections open and close very quickly, and I've found it rare
> to see much benefit from persistent connections.
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