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.
InnoDB in Dedicated Servers Hosting
Our Hepsia hosting Control Panel is one of the options which you can select on the order form when you purchase a dedicated server from our company. As this is the most powerful type of web hosting, it’s pretty likely that you will manage very popular websites that will attract a lot of individuals, and since InnoDB is among the best choices for such sites, we’ll enable it along with all the other software applications that come with a Hepsia-equipped dedicated server. When you create a new database in your dedicated server account, there won’t be any activated storage engine until you start installing an open-source script, whether manually through your Internet browser or using the automatic scripts installer that is integrated into the Control Panel. The necessary engine will be detected and will be assigned to the database in question, so you can make use of scripts that require InnoDB, as well as ones that require MyISAM, the default MySQL engine, without the need to deal with any complication.