InnoDB is a very popular database storage engine for the MySQL relational database management system. It is an alternative to the default MyISAM engine and it has got many strengths which have made it the preferred engine for a lot of PHP script-powered software applications, including Magento and Joomla, which have switched to InnoDB permanently. For example, adding immense amounts of data will be much faster with InnoDB, as it locks only one database row to accomplish an operation, not the entire database table, which makes the engine excellent for scalable applications. InnoDB also supports foreign keys and transactions – these refer to the way in which the data is tackled. Simply put, adding new or editing existent data will either be fully completed, or will be canceled and the operation will be rolled back in case any problem appears during the process, which means that the content that remains in the database won’t be damaged.
InnoDB in Cloud Web Hosting
While InnoDB is either not available or a paid upgrade with other web hosts, it is included in the standard set of services offered with our cloud web hosting plans. In case you wish to make use of a script-powered software application that needs InnoDB in particular, in order to be activated and to work correctly, you won’t come across any impediments because the storage engine is available on our custom cloud Internet hosting platform. No matter if you set up a brand-new MySQL database and install an app manually or use our single-click app installer software tool, InnoDB will be selected automatically by our system as the default engine if the app needs it rather than MyISAM. In addition to the remarkable crash recovery offered by InnoDB, we also store daily backups of all databases, so that we can easily recover any MySQL database in your shared website hosting account.
InnoDB in Semi-dedicated Hosting
InnoDB is offered with each of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting by default, so as soon as you get a new semi-dedicated account, you can go ahead and activate any script-powered software app that needs this MySQL database storage engine. A couple of engines are pre-installed on our cloud website hosting platform, so when you set up a brand new database and begin installing an app manually, or opt to use the Hepsia Control Panel-integrated app installer tool, the engine for the database will be chosen based on the requirements of the particular application. This will permit you to activate and manage InnoDB-specific applications without the need to deal with any obstacle and without having to edit any settings in your semi-dedicated account. To avoid any risk, we will always keep a 7-day-old backup of all your databases, so if you erase or edit any content unintentionally, we can swiftly rescue it.
InnoDB in Dedicated Web Hosting
All Linux dedicated web hosting that are ordered with our custom-developed Hepsia Control Panel come with a software bundle that’s pre-activated and among everything else, you’ll get the InnoDB database storage engine, so you won’t have to add it manually if you need to use open-source PHP scripts that require it. All it takes to use such a script is to create a new MySQL database and to start the installation – as soon as the script installation wizard receives access to the database in question and starts entering content into it, InnoDB will be set as the default MySQL engine for this database as long as it is the one required by the script. You will also be able to install scripts that require MyISAM – the other widely used MySQL engine, so you won’t have to configure any settings on the server. This will permit you to run various scripts on one single server and to use the latter to its fullest capacity.