Caution: This documentation is for eZ Publish legacy, from version 3.x to 5.x.
For 5.x documentation covering Platform see eZ Documentation Center, for difference between legacy and Platform see 5.x Architecture overview.


Charset Sets the character set that eZ publish uses when communicating with the database.
ConnectRetries Sets the number of database connection retries.
Database Sets the database to use when connecting to the database server.
DatabaseImplementation Sets the type of database you are using.
DatabasePluginPath Sets the path to an external database driver.
DebugTransactions Allows the system to store transactions, for debugging purposes.
ImplementationAlias Sets alias names for database implementations
Password Sets the password that eZ publish uses when logging in to the database.
Server Sets the hostname or the IP address of the database server.
SlaverServerDatabase The databases to use when logging in to the slaveservers.
SlaverServerPassword The passwords to use when logging in to the slaveservers.
SlaverServerUser The usernames to use when logging in to the slaveservers.
SlaveServerArray The hostnames of the slaveservers to use for read queries.
SlowQueriesOutput Show queries that where slower than a set amount of time.
Socket Sets the socket eZ publish should use when connecting to the database.
SQLOutput Enables the output of SQL queries in the debug output.
Transactions Enables to make eZ publish use transactions to ensure database integrity.
UseBuiltInEncoding Use the built in character conversion in the database if available.
UsePersistentConnection Controls if database connections should be kept open between eZ publish runs.
User Sets the username that eZ publish uses when logging in to the database.
UseSlaveServer Enables the usage of slave database servers for read queries. (MySQL only)

Balazs Halasy (23/02/2005 12:54 pm)

Julia Shymova (17/09/2007 12:47 pm)

Frederik Holljen, Julia Shymova


  • Port

    The Port setting is missing in the reference, although it is present in the default site.ini.