Learn what a database engine is, what are the benefits of the InnoDB engine and why it's gaining so much worldwide popularity.
InnoDB is a popular database engine for the MySQL DBMS. It is an alternative to the default MyISAM engine and it has numerous upsides which make it the preferred engine for numerous PHP-powered web apps, including Magento and Joomla™, which have switched to InnoDB permanently. For instance, adding huge data volumes will be much faster with InnoDB, as it locks only one row to complete a particular operation, not the entire database table, which makes the engine perfect for scalable apps. It also supports foreign keys and transactions – these refer to the manner in which the info is tackled. Put simply, adding new or updating existent data will either be fully completed, or will be annulled and the operation will be rolled back in case any issue occurs during the process, therefore the content that remains in the database won’t be damaged.
InnoDB in Shared Website Hosting
InnoDB is offered with all our Linux shared website hosting
by default, not upon request or as a paid upgrade, so you will be able to activate and run any PHP-based web application that requires the storage engine without having any difficulty once you order your shared web hosting account. InnoDB will be selected automatically as the default engine for a certain database during the app activation process, regardless of whether you use our one-click installer or create the MySQL database and set up the app manually, provided that the app requires InnoDB instead of the more famous MyISAM engine. We will maintain regular MySQL database backups, so you can be certain that you won’t ever lose any data if you erase a database accidentally or you overwrite some key info – you’ll just have to touch base with us and we’ll restore the database the way it was.
InnoDB in Semi-dedicated Hosting
All our Linux semi-dedicated hosting
support InnoDB and you’ll be able to take full advantage of all the features offered by this MySQL storage engine with any script-powered software app that requires it. It’s among the engines that we have on our cloud website hosting platform, so the one that will be selected depends on the requirements of the application in question. You won’t have to do anything manually to enable InnoDB, because it will be set as the default engine whenever you install an application – whether manually or using our one-click app installer tool. To be on the safe side, we’ll create regular backups of all your databases, so if anything goes wrong following an upgrade or if you delete some data accidentally, we’ll be able to get the database back to the way it was on any of the past seven days.
InnoDB in Dedicated Hosting
InnoDB comes by default with all Linux dedicated hosting
ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel. It’s an essential part of the default software bundle that we install on all Hepsia-managed dedicated servers, so as soon as your machine is set up, you’ll be able to log in and to install any open-source script-powered application that needs this particular MySQL database storage engine. If you create a new database via the hosting Control Panel, there won’t be any active engine till you begin installing an app. Once the app configuration wizard starts importing data into the database, the engine will be set automatically based on the specific app’s requirements, so you can run both InnoDB and MyISAM without having to select either one specifically at any moment. Thus, you can use a vast collection of applications for your sites.