InnoDB is a MySQL database storage engine, which has been gaining popularity in recent years, because it provides a significantly better overall performance and a faster crash recovery in comparison with the default engine that is used by MySQL – MyISAM. InnoDB is used by a lot of devs that write scalable applications, as it works better with immense volumes of data, while it keeps the server load low. Additionally, it it locks only one row in the database in case any info should be edited, whereas lots of other engines lock the entire table and thus require much more time to accomplish several successive tasks. Last, but not least, InnoDB follows the "all-or-nothing" rule – if the entire data modification 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 instances of famous PHP-based software platforms which have switched to InnoDB.
InnoDB in Cloud Website Hosting
While InnoDB is either a paid upgrade or it is not available at all with many other hosting companies, it’s part of the standard set of services that we offer with our cloud website hosting packages. If you wish to make use of a PHP script-driven software application that needs InnoDB particularly, in order to be activated and to perform correctly, you will not need to deal with any obstacles as the MySQL storage engine is available on our custom-developed cloud platform. Irrespective of whether you create a new MySQL database and activate an application manually or use our 1-click app installer software instrument, InnoDB will be selected automatically by our system as the default engine if the respective application needs it instead of MyISAM. In addition to the exceptional database crash recovery offered by InnoDB, we also store daily database backups, so we can easily recover any database in your shared account.
InnoDB in Semi-dedicated Servers
All our semi-dedicated servers include InnoDB and you will be able to take advantage of all the options offered by this database storage engine with any PHP-powered web application that needs it. InnoDB is among the engines that we have on our cloud platform, so the one that will be used depends on the requirements of the application in question. You won’t have to do anything manually in order to activate InnoDB, since it will be set as the default engine when you install an app – whether manually or using our 1-click application installer tool. To avoid any risk, we will generate daily backups of all your MySQL databases, so if anything goes wrong after an update or if you erase some content accidentally, we will be able to restore the database the way it was on any of the previous 7 days.
InnoDB in Dedicated Servers
When you obtain a new dedicated server, you will be able to select any of the three Control Panels that we’re offering – Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Any server ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel comes with InnoDB pre-activated, so you will not need to install this MySQL database engine manually in order to be able to use PHP-based apps that require it. InnoDB is used by scalable apps and since a dedicated server will give you all the system resources that you need in order to run large-size sites, it is very likely that you will resort to InnoDB. You’ll be able to make use of other engines too, so in case a certain application requires MyISAM rather than InnoDB, you won’t need to deal with any problem while using it. The engine that will be used will be recognized automatically when the app installation process begins, so you won’t need to change any settings manually at any moment.