InnoDB is a MySQL database engine, which has been gaining in popularity in recent years, because it offers a significantly better overall performance and a faster database crash recovery compared with the default engine that’s used by the MySQL DBMS – MyISAM. InnoDB is endorsed by many programmers that build highly scalable web applications, since it works more effectively with enormous amounts of data, while it keeps the server processing load low. Additionally, it locks only a single database row in case any information should be modified, while many other engines lock the entire database table and therefore need more time to process several successive tasks. Last, but not least, InnoDB adheres to the "all-or-nothing" rule – in case the entire data modification process cannot be completed successfully for whatever reason, the operation is rolled back to prevent confusion or the loss of data. Magento and the newest versions of Joomla are two examples of popular PHP script-based apps which have switched over to InnoDB.
InnoDB in Website Hosting
While InnoDB is either not available or a paid upgrade with many web hosting companies, it’s included in the standard set of services offered with our website hosting plans. In case you’d like to make use of a PHP script-powered application that requires InnoDB particularly, in order to be installed and to perform properly, you will not have any problems because the InnoDB database storage engine is available on our custom cloud web hosting platform. No matter if you create a brand-new database and activate an app manually or use our single-click app installer software instrument, InnoDB will be selected automatically by our system as the default engine if the specific app needs InnoDB rather than MyISAM. Besides the amazing crash recovery offered by InnoDB, we also keep regular backups of all databases, so we can swiftly restore any database in your shared website hosting account.
InnoDB in Semi-dedicated Hosting
All our Linux semi-dedicated packages come with InnoDB and you will be able to get the most out of all the options offered by this MySQL storage engine with any open-source script-driven software application that requires it. It’s among the engines that we have on our cloud web hosting platform, so the one that will be picked depends on the requirements of the respective app. You won’t need to do anything manually in order to enable InnoDB, because it will be set as the default engine when you install an application – whether manually or using our one-click app installer tool. To avoid any risk, we’ll maintain regular backups of all your MySQL databases, so if anything goes wrong after some update or if you delete some data unintentionally, we’ll be able to restore your database the way it was on any of the previous seven days.
InnoDB in Dedicated Web Hosting
If you purchase a new dedicated server, you’ll be able to choose any of the three Control Panels offered by us – DirectAdmin, Hepsia and cPanel. Each dedicated server ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel comes with InnoDB pre-activated, so you won’t need to add this MySQL database engine manually in order to be able to run open-source script-driven web applications that require it. InnoDB is used by scalable applications and since a dedicated server will supply you with all the resources that you require in order to run large-scale websites, it is quite possible that you’ll resort to InnoDB. You’ll be able to make use of other engines as well, so if a particular app needs MyISAM rather than InnoDB, you will not need to deal with any difficulty while using it. The engine that will be used will be detected automatically the moment the app installation procedure begins, so you won’t have to update any settings manually at any moment.