InnoDB is a popular database storage engine for MySQL. It is an alternative to the default MyISAM engine and it has got a lot of strong sides that have made it the preferred engine for lots of open-source script-driven web apps, including Magento and Joomla, which have moved to InnoDB for good. For instance, adding huge data volumes will be much faster with InnoDB, due to the fact that it locks only one row to execute a certain task, not the entire table, which makes the engine perfect for scalable applications. It also supports foreign keys and transactions – these refer to the way in which the info is treated. In simpler words, importing new or updating existing data will either be entirely completed, or will be aborted and the operation will be rolled back if any issue shows up during the process, thus the content that remains in the database will not be damaged.
InnoDB in Hosting
While InnoDB is either not available or a paid upgrade with many web hosting companies, it’s included in the standard set of features that we’re offering with our hosting plans. If you’d like to use an open-source script-powered app that requires InnoDB in particular, in order to be activated and to work properly, you won’t encounter any obstacles since the InnoDB database engine is available on our custom-developed cloud website hosting platform. Irrespective of whether you set up a brand new MySQL database and install an application manually or take advantage of our one-click app installer software instrument, InnoDB will be selected automatically by our system as the default engine if the particular app requires InnoDB instead of MyISAM. In addition to the excellent crash recovery that InnoDB offers, we also carry out regular database backups, so that we can swiftly restore any database in your shared account.