MySQL Simultaneous Connections?


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Hello, I am going to be hosting an online sale of items at my website in which many users will be connecting at once and reading/writing information that will be put into a MySQL database. During previous sales in which a MySQL database was not involved, I received upwards of 1000 visitors in a matter of just a couple of minutes. My question is, does Dreamhost have any sort of limitation on the number of simultaneous connections available? Note, I am not asking about conqueries, as that refers to a total number of connections over a given period of time. I am asking about simultaneous connections. For example, if at exactly 3:00pm tomorrow 200 users connect to the MySQL database at once, will the server be able to handle it? Or will users begin to see MySQL connection errors or experience severe slowdowns? Thank you.