(PHP 3 >= 3.0.3, PHP 4, PHP 5)
ifx_pconnect -- Open persistent Informix connection
( [string database [, string userid [, string password]]] )
Returns: A positive Informix persistent link identifier on success,
or FALSE on error
ifx_pconnect() acts very much like
ifx_connect() with two major differences.
This function behaves exactly like ifx_connect()
when PHP is not running as an Apache module.
First, when connecting, the function would first try to find a
(persistent) link that's already open with the same host,
username and password. If one is found, an identifier for it
will be returned instead of opening a new connection.
Second, the connection to the SQL server will not be closed when
the execution of the script ends. Instead, the link will remain
open for future use (ifx_close() will not
close links established by ifx_pconnect()).
This type of links is therefore called 'persistent'.
See also: ifx_connect().