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  • [Forum] Persistent connections?

    I was getting a lot of db errors from my host. They disabled persistent connections both in the php.ini and in vb.

    Am I losing any features as a result? Should I have persistent connections enabled (and therefore look for a different host)? What is the advantage of having them enabled?

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    Persistent connections take up system resources when they are not needed.

    Turning off persistent connections, the database connection is released once a forum page is finished loading.

    With it turned on, the connection is maintained.

    You are not losing a feature, per se.

    The benefit to having these on depends on how much activity passes through your server. For smaller or mid-size sites, there is not a noticeable difference.
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