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Unknown MySQL server host 'p:localhost'

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I'm trying to connect to MySQLi via a persistent connection and I'm getting an error stating:


Warning: mysqli::mysqli() [mysqli.mysqli]: (HY000/2005): Unknown MySQL server host 'p:localhost' (1)


function MysqliPersist($dbname){
$DBconnect = new mysqli_errordisplay('p:localhost', "user", "pass", $dbname);
return $DBconnect;


In the manual it says to prepend a "p:" to the host name for a persistent connection.

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Persistent database connections only work when php is running as a server module, not when php is running as a cgi application. Are you sure trying to use a persistent connection would have any effect on your server?


MySQLi Persistent connections weren't included in PHP until 5.3. My web server is currently running 5.2... That's the current problem.

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