Why does XenForo not support MySQL sockets?


I am very impressed by XenForo, but it appears that it does not support connecting to MySQL through Unix sockets. Why?
  • Does TCP not have limitations compared to Unix sockets?
  • Do Unix sockets not perform better than TCP?
If you specify your MySQL server as "localhost" in your config.php file it will connect through a UNIX socket.

To check, run mysqladmin version and it'll tell you (here's what my server says):

Server version 5.5.28-29.2-log
Protocol version 10
Connection Localhost via UNIX socket
UNIX socket /var/run/mysqld/mysqld.sock
Uptime: 15 days 3 hours 17 min 32 sec

Shaun :D
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