Keep the Connection Alive for MySQL : MySQL « Database « Java Tutorial

public static final String DATABASE_USER = "user";
    public static final String DATABASE_PASSWORD = "password";
    public static final String MYSQL_AUTO_RECONNECT = "autoReconnect";
    public static final String MYSQL_MAX_RECONNECTS = "maxReconnects";

    public static Connection getConnection() throws Exception {
         String driver = "";

         String dbURL = "jdbc:mysql://localhost/tiger";
         String dbUsername = "root";
         String dbPassword = "root";

         java.util.Properties connProperties = new java.util.Properties();
         connProperties.put(DATABASE_USER, dbUsername);
         connProperties.put(DATABASE_PASSWORD, dbPassword);

         connProperties.put(MYSQL_AUTO_RECONNECT, "true");

         connProperties.put(MYSQL_MAX_RECONNECTS, "4");
         return DriverManager.getConnection(dbURL, connProperties);

20.34.1.Get a MySQL Connection from the Driver Manager
20.34.2.JDBC Mysql Connection String
20.34.3.MySQL Connection Properties: Passing Additional Properties Using a Database URL
20.34.4.Keep the Connection Alive for MySQL
20.34.5.MySQL Data type to Java Data type Conversion Table
20.34.6.Create a MySQL Table to Store Java Types (Using Statement Objects)?
20.34.7.Retrieve Automatically Generated Keys Using a Statement (MySQL)?
20.34.8.Creating a MySQL Table to Store Java Types
20.34.9.Loading a Flat File to a MySQL Table, file is comma-separated
20.34.10.Loading a Flat File to a MySQL Table, file is terminated by \r\n, use this statement
20.34.11.Creating a Database in MySQL
20.34.12.Creating a MySQL Database Table to store Java Types
20.34.13.Deleting a Table from Database
20.34.14.Retrieving Tables from a Database
20.34.15.Inserting values in MySQL database table
20.34.16.Getting the Number of Rows in a Database Table
20.34.17.Updating a Row in a Database Table
20.34.18.Deleting All Rows from a Database Table
20.34.19.Exporting a MySQL Table to a Flat File
20.34.20.Retrieve auto-generated keys
20.34.21.MySQL Error code and message