InnoDB is a MySQL database engine, which has been gaining in popularity in recent years, as it offers a better overall performance and a faster crash recovery compared with the default engine used by the MySQL RDBMS – MyISAM. InnoDB is endorsed by lots of web developers that create highly scalable apps, since it works much more effectively with huge data volumes, while it keeps the server load low. Furthermore, it it locks only one row in the database in case any information should be updated, whereas many other engines lock the entire table and hence require much more time to process multiple sequential tasks. Last, but not least, InnoDB abides by a set of "all-or-nothing" rules – if the modification of the entire data cannot be completed for some reason, the action is rolled back to avoid scrambling or data loss. Magento and the latest Joomla editions are two instances of widespread script-based apps which have switched to InnoDB.
InnoDB in Website Hosting
You will be able to make use of any script-based web application that requires InnoDB if you’ve got a website hosting with our company, as the database storage engine is available on our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform as standard. During the app activation – manual or automatic, InnoDB will be selected as the default engine and the setup will continue impeccably if this engine is required. You can install apps that require the MyISAM engine without the need to deal with any difficulty as well and, again, the engine will be selected automatically, so you won’t have to update anything manually at any point. What’s more, we will also perform regular backups of all the databases that you’ve got in the account, so in case you erase or overwrite something, we can quickly restore it the way it was on any of the previous seven days.
InnoDB in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you set up a brand new MySQL database through the hosting Control Panel provided with each of our semi-dedicated server accounts and you start installing a PHP script-powered web application either manually or using our 1-click application installer tool, the database storage engine will be selected automatically on the basis of the prerequisites of the particular application. As InnoDB is available on the cloud website hosting platform where your new semi-dedicated hosting account will be created, it will be set as the default engine for each app that requires it without the need for any manual intervention on your end at any point. To avoid any chance of losing info if you update an app or if you remove a database by accident, we’ll carry out a backup of all your MySQL databases each day, so if something goes wrong, we can retrieve your data.
InnoDB in Dedicated Servers
If you order a new dedicated server, you’ll be able to select any of the three Control Panels offered by our company – cPanel, DirectAdmin and Hepsia. Any dedicated server ordered with Hepsia comes with InnoDB pre-activated, so you won’t need to install this MySQL storage engine manually to be able to manage PHP-based applications that require it. InnoDB is used by scalable apps and since a dedicated server will supply you with all the system resources that you require in order to manage large-scale sites, it’s very likely that you’ll use InnoDB. You’ll be able to make use of other engines too, so in case a specific application needs MyISAM rather than InnoDB, you will not need to deal with any complication while running it. The engine that will be used will be detected automatically the moment the app installation procedure begins, so you won’t need to alter any settings manually whatsoever.