> For an application that I am writing, one of the ideas I have is only
> possible if I can create two (or more) seperate connections to a database at
> the same time. I have been told that this is possible using mod_perl,
> however I was wondering if such a thing had been implemented in PHP.
> Basically, time is of the essence, and the main things slowing down data
> retrieval are connection times... so we want to get them all done
You can have as many concurrent connections as you want. They can even
span different databases. As in, you can have 5 MySQL connections, 3
Oracle, 18 Sybase and 500 DB2 connections...