> Hello Damian,
> Thank you for your reply, it was very helpful. If i were to avoid using persistent connections, do you think it would still be advantageous to have PHP/Apache and MySQL installed on separate servers? I was thinking this would help with the load but maybe the increased time to connect to the database for each query would negate this effect?
Im not sure, I have 4 webservers in at my Data Centre currently all with mysql running on itself (localhost) but never played with setting up a dedicated database server/webserver. Maybe something I could play with on a rainy afternoon...... damn its sunny outside at the moment