InnoDB is a MySQL database engine, which has been gaining in popularity in recent years, as it provides a significantly better overall performance and a faster database failure recovery in comparison with the default engine that is used by the MySQL database management system – MyISAM. InnoDB is preferred by lots of developers that create highly scalable applications, due to the fact that it works much more effectively with enormous amounts of data, while it keeps the server processing load low. In addition, it locks only one database row in case anything should be edited, whereas lots of other engines lock the entire table and therefore require more time to perform several sequential tasks. Last, but not least, InnoDB observes the "all-or-nothing" rule – if the entire data modification process cannot be completed for whatever reason, the operation is rolled back to avoid confusion or data loss. Magento and the newest Joomla versions are two examples of popular PHP script-based applications which have switched over to InnoDB.
InnoDB in Website Hosting
You’ll be able to use any PHP-based software application that requires InnoDB if you’ve got a Linux website hosting service with our company, as the MySQL storage engine is present on our innovative cloud website hosting platform by default. Throughout the app installation – manual or automatic, InnoDB will be selected as the default engine and the setup process will proceed flawlessly in case this engine is needed. You can activate applications which require the MyISAM engine without any difficulty as well and, again, the engine will be pre-selected, so you will not have to update any setting manually at any point. On top of that, we will also perform regular backups of all the databases that you have in the shared account, so if you delete or overwrite something, we can easily get it back to the way it was on any of the past 7 days.
InnoDB in Dedicated Web Hosting
If you obtain a new dedicated server, you will be able to choose one of the three hosting Control Panels offered by us – cPanel, DirectAdmin and Hepsia. Each server ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel comes with InnoDB pre-installed, so you will not need to activate this database storage engine manually in order to be able to run PHP-based web applications that require it. InnoDB is used for scalable applications and since a dedicated server will supply you with all the resources that you need in order to manage very large websites, it’s quite likely that you will resort to InnoDB. You will be able to use other engines too, so if a specific app requires MyISAM rather than InnoDB, you won’t run into any difficulty while using it. The engine that will be used will be automatically detected once the app installation procedure starts, so you won’t need to modify any setting manually at any time.