int pg_pconnect(string host, string port, string options, string tty, string dbname);
Returns a connection index on success, or false if the connection could not be made. Opens a persistent connection to a PostgreSQL database. Each of the arguments should be a quoted string, including the port number. The options and tty arguments are optional and can be left out. This function returns a connection index that is needed by other PostgreSQL functions. You can have multiple persistent connections open at once. See also pg_Connect().
A connection can also established with the following command: $conn = pg_pconnect("dbname=marliese port=5432"); Other parameters besides dbname and port are host, tty, options, user and password.