InnoDB is a MySQL database storage engine, which has been gaining in popularity in recent years, as it provides a better overall performance and an improved database crash recovery compared to the default engine that is used by the MySQL DBMS – MyISAM. InnoDB is used by many programmers that run highly scalable web applications, due to the fact that it works much more efficiently with enormous data volumes, while it keeps the server processing load low. What’s more, it locks only a single row in the database if anything should be edited, whereas many other engines lock the entire database table and thus require more time to fulfill multiple successive tasks. Last, but not least, InnoDB observes a set of "all-or-nothing" rules – in case the entire data modification cannot be completed successfully for whatever reason, the action is rolled back to prevent confusion or losing data. Magento and the latest editions of Joomla are two examples of widespread PHP-powered software applications which have moved to InnoDB.
InnoDB in Hosting
You can install any open-source script-powered software application that requires InnoDB in case you have a Linux hosting package with our company, as the MySQL database engine is present on our cutting-edge cloud platform by default. Throughout the app installation – manual or automatic, InnoDB will be selected as the default engine and the setup process will continue flawlessly in case this engine is needed. You can run apps which use the MyISAM engine without any impediments as well and, again, the engine will be selected automatically, so you won’t have to edit anything manually at any point. On top of that, we’ll also create daily backups of all the databases that you have in the shared account, so if you delete or overwrite something, we can quickly get it back to the way it was on any of the past 7 days.
InnoDB in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You can make use of a PHP-based application that requires InnoDB with all of our semi-dedicated server packages, as all the accounts are created on our innovative cloud hosting platform where the MySQL database engine is installed. A new database can be set up in two separate ways – manually through the Database Manager section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, or automatically – in case you use our one-click app installer. Either way, the needed engine will be chosen automatically the moment the application’s installation starts, so you won’t have to edit anything manually, irrespective of whether the application requires InnoDB or the more frequently used MyISAM. On top of that, we will always be able to retrieve any of your MySQL databases if you delete one by accident, as we perform a couple of backups every day, each of which is preserved for 1 whole week.
InnoDB in Dedicated Hosting
If you obtain a new dedicated server, you’ll be able to select one of the 3 hosting Control Panels that we offer – cPanel, DirectAdmin and Hepsia. Each server ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel comes with InnoDB pre-installed, so you won’t have to add this database storage engine manually to be able to manage PHP-driven software applications that need it. InnoDB is used by scalable applications and since a dedicated server will offer you all the system resources that you need to run large-scale Internet sites, it is pretty possible that you’ll use InnoDB. You’ll be able to make use of other engines as well, so if a given application requires MyISAM rather than InnoDB, you will not run into any complication while managing it. The engine that will be used will be automatically recognized when the app installation process commences, so you won’t have to update any setting manually at any point.