[thelist] Question about DB connections in ASP

Chris at globet.com Chris at globet.com
Thu Mar 2 08:28:47 CST 2006



> Good point - I should have clarified this. The ASP pages are 
> connecting to a MySQL database server running 4.0.x (not sure 
> of the version beyond that).
> Is there a way I can quantify how "costly" it is to 
> create/open a Connection object? I can't sit down in front of 

My understanding is that you are not necessarily opening a connection to
the database when you use a connection object within an ASP page through
ADO. A request is made for an open connection from the connection pool
(assuming that connection pooling is enabled for IIS, which I believe it
is by default); so as long as a connection is available, no new
connection will be opened. If a connection is not available, a new
connection will be opened and made available from the connection pool.
This behaviour is in place to avoid the cost of opening and closing
database connections.



Chris Marsh
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