InnoDB is a storage engine for MySQL databases, which is used by well known script-based web applications such as Joomla 3 and Magento. It is excellent for scalable applications, as it works unbelievably well when handling huge volumes of data. Instead of locking the whole database table to append new information to a database like many other engines do, InnoDB locks only one row, so it can carry out much more tasks for the same length of time. Besides, InnoDB offers a better database failure recovery and supports transactions and foreign key constraints – a set of rules that define how data imports and updates should be treated. In case a given operation hasn’t been fully completed for any reason, the action will be rolled back. Thus, the database content will remain safe and sound and will not be partially merged with newly entered content.
InnoDB in Shared Hosting
While InnoDB is either a paid upgrade or it is not available at all with other website hosting service providers, it is an essential part of the default set of features that we’re offering with our shared hosting packages. In case you want to make use of a PHP-powered software app that requires InnoDB in particular, in order to be activated and to work correctly, you won’t have any impediments as the InnoDB database storage engine is available on our custom-developed cloud platform. Regardless of whether you create a new MySQL database and activate an app manually or use our 1-click application installer software tool, InnoDB will be selected automatically by our platform as the default engine if the respective application needs InnoDB instead of MyISAM. Besides the remarkable crash recovery offered by InnoDB, we also make regular database backups, so that we can quickly restore any database in your shared web hosting account.
InnoDB in VPS Servers
When you purchase a VPS server from our company, you will be able to make use of our in-house developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel to manage your content. A Hepsia-equipped VPS will permit you to run any script-powered software app that requires InnoDB, as this MySQL database storage engine is an integral part of the default software bundle that will be installed on the VPS server during its setup. When you set up a brand-new MySQL database via the Control Panel, you simply need to begin installing an app – manually or using our application installer. InnoDB will be set as the default engine in case the application in question requires it, so you will not need to do anything else in your VPS account. Identically, if a certain app requires MyISAM, it will be automatically set as the default engine for this particular MySQL database.