[wp-hackers] Closing Mysql connections

Andrew Gray andrew at graymerica.com
Fri Mar 19 13:49:58 UTC 2010

I will start with the statement that this wordpress site is on a server where I do not get to control apache or mysql.  It is at Rackspace Sites, which is a LAMP stack where you only get FTP access.  I get a ton of traffic and I am running into max mysql connection errors.   My max user connections is set at 500.  I really want to stay on this platform because of the support I get there and the price.  My traffic profile is unique and I have all the caching I can use.

 Im trying to figure out why there is no call to mysql_close anywhere in wordpress.

Is it just assuming that the connection will be automatically closed when the script ends?

Is there an action or hook I can tie into to close the DB connection manually to ensure that if apache processes hang on they do not stay around.  Can I use the hook shutdown?

Does anyone know why there is no mysql_close() in the wordpress code.

Any insight into this would be very helpful before I go and start breaking stuff. 



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