InnoDB is a MySQL database engine, which has been gaining in popularity in recent years, because it offers a significantly better overall performance and an improved crash recovery compared with the default engine used by the MySQL DBMS – MyISAM. InnoDB is preferred by a lot of devs that create highly scalable software applications, due to the fact that it works much more efficiently with large data volumes, while it keeps the server load low. Also, it locks only a single row in the database in case any info should be modified, whereas lots of other engines lock the entire database table and hence require more time to complete multiple sequential tasks. Last, but not least, InnoDB obeys a set of "all-or-nothing" rules – if the entire data modification procedure cannot be completed for some reason, the operation is rolled back to prevent scrambling or losing data. Magento and the latest Joomla versions are two instances of popular script-powered apps which have moved to InnoDB.
InnoDB in Cloud Hosting
While InnoDB is either not offered or it is a paid upgrade with other hosting companies, it’s part of the default set of features offered with our cloud hosting packages. If you would like to use a PHP script-based web app that requires InnoDB in particular, in order to be activated and to operate correctly, you won’t come across any problems because the database storage engine is available on our custom-built cloud web hosting platform. Regardless of whether you set up a brand-new database and install an application manually or make use of our one-click app installer instrument, InnoDB will be selected automatically by our platform as the default engine if the specific application requires InnoDB rather than MyISAM. Besides the excellent crash recovery that InnoDB is offering, we also perform daily database backups, so we can easily restore any database in your shared hosting account.
InnoDB in Semi-dedicated Hosting
All our Linux semi-dedicated packages come with InnoDB and you can make the most of all the features offered by this MySQL database engine with any open-source script-powered software app that needs it. InnoDB is among the engines that we have on our cloud web hosting platform, so the one that will be picked depends on the requirements of the given application. You will not need to do anything manually in order to enable InnoDB, since it will be set as the default engine whenever you install an application – whether manually or using our single-click app installer tool. To be on the safe side, we’ll generate regular MySQL database backups, so if something goes wrong following an update or if you delete some data unintentionally, we will be able to restore the database the way it was on any of the previous seven days.
InnoDB in Dedicated Web Hosting
If you get a new dedicated server, you’ll be able to pick one of the three Control Panels offered by us – Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel. Any dedicated server ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel comes with InnoDB pre-installed, so you will not need to enable this storage engine manually to be able to use script-driven 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 manage large-scale websites, it’s very possible that you will resort to InnoDB. You’ll be able to use other engines too, so in case a certain app needs MyISAM instead of InnoDB, you won’t experience any difficulty while managing it. The engine that will be used will be automatically detected as soon as the app installation begins, so you will not need to tweak any settings manually whatsoever.