See what a database engine is, what exactly are the pros of the InnoDB engine and why it's gaining that much global popularity.
InnoDB is a popular database storage engine for MySQL. It is an alternative to the default engine – MyISAM, and it has got lots of advantages which have made it the preferred engine for numerous PHP-based web applications, such as Joomla™ and Magento, which have moved to InnoDB permanently. For example, importing immense volumes of data will be faster with InnoDB, since it locks only one row to complete a specific operation, not the entire database table, which makes the engine excellent for scalable applications. InnoDB also supports foreign keys and database transactions – these refer to the manner in which the info is tackled. To put it simply, adding new or updating existing data will either be thoroughly completed, or will be aborted and the operation will be rolled back if some problem occurs during the process, thus the content that remains in the database will not be lost.
InnoDB in Shared Hosting
You can install any PHP-based app that requires InnoDB in case you’ve got a shared hosting plan
with our company, as the database engine is available on our cutting-edge cloud web hosting platform by default. During the app activation – manual or automatic, InnoDB will be selected as the default engine and the setup will proceed impeccably in case this engine is needed. You can activate applications that need the MyISAM engine without having to deal with any difficulty as well and, once again, the engine will be selected automatically, so you will not need to configure anything manually at any point. Furthermore, we will also make regular backups of all the MySQL databases that you have in the shared account, so in case you delete or overwrite anything, we can quickly get it back to the way it was on any of the previous 7 days.
InnoDB in Semi-dedicated Servers
All our semi-dedicated plans
come with InnoDB and you will be able to get the most out of all the features offered by this MySQL storage engine with any PHP script-based software application that needs it. It is one of the engines that we have on our cloud web hosting platform, so the one that will be used depends on the particular app’s prerequisites. You won’t have to do anything manually to enable InnoDB, because it will be set as the default engine when you install an application – whether manually or using our one-click application installer. To avoid any risk, we will carry out daily MySQL database backups, so if anything goes wrong after an update 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 Servers
If you buy a new dedicated server
, you’ll be able to choose any of the three Control Panels offered by our company – cPanel, DirectAdmin and Hepsia. Any server ordered with Hepsia comes with InnoDB pre-installed, so you will not have to activate this database storage engine manually in order to be able to use PHP-powered apps that need it. InnoDB is used by scalable applications and since a dedicated server will provide you with all the server resources that you need to run large-scale websites, it’s rather possible that you’ll resort to InnoDB. You’ll be able to use other engines too, so if a certain app needs MyISAM rather than InnoDB, you will not experience any impediment while running it. The engine that will be used will be automatically recognized when the app installation commences, so you won’t need to configure any setting manually at any time.