InnoDB is a database storage engine for MySQL relational databases, which is used by popular PHP-powered software apps such as Joomla 3 and Magento. It is perfect for scalable applications, as it performs exceptionally well when handling enormous amounts of data. Rather than locking the whole table to enter new information into a database like many other engines do, InnoDB locks only one database row, so it can carry out much more operations for the same period of time. Besides, InnoDB offers a faster crash recovery and supports database transactions and foreign key constraints – rules that determine how data imports and updates should be treated. If a specific task hasn’t been fully completed for some reason, the action will be rolled back. In this way, the content in the database will be retained undamaged and won’t be partially merged with newly appended content.

InnoDB in Cloud Web Hosting

You’ll be able to install any open-source script-powered web application that needs InnoDB in case you’ve got a Linux cloud web hosting with our company, as the MySQL database storage engine is present on our leading-edge cloud platform as standard. Throughout the app activation – manual or automatic, InnoDB will be selected as the default engine and the setup will proceed flawlessly in case this engine is needed. You can install applications that need the MyISAM engine without encountering any obstacle as well and, again, the engine will be selected automatically, so you won’t have to modify any setting manually at any time. Furthermore, we will also make daily backups of all the databases that you’ve got in the account, so in case you delete or overwrite anything, we can easily restore it the way it was on any of the past seven days.

InnoDB in Dedicated Web Hosting

All Linux dedicated web hosting ordered with our in-house developed Hepsia Control Panel include a software package that is pre-installed and among everything else, you will get the InnoDB database storage engine, so you won’t have to activate it manually in case you want to use open-source PHP scripts that require it. All it takes to run such a script is to set up a new MySQL database and to begin the installation process – once the script installation wizard accesses the database and begins inserting data into it, InnoDB will be set as the default MySQL engine for this database on the condition that it is the one required by the script. You’ll also be able to run scripts that need the other widely used MySQL engine, MyISAM, so you will not have to configure any settings on the server. This will permit you to use a variety of scripts on one single machine and to use it to its full capabilities.