InnoDB is a very popular database storage engine for the MySQL database management system. It’s an alternative to the default engine – MyISAM, and it has got lots of strong sides which make it the engine of choice for lots of script-based apps, including Joomla and Magento, which have switched to InnoDB permanently. For instance, adding immense data volumes will be faster with InnoDB, as it locks only one database row to execute a given task, not the entire database table, which makes the engine excellent for scalable apps. InnoDB also supports foreign keys and database transactions – these refer to the way in which the info is handled. In simpler words, adding new or editing existing data will either be thoroughly completed, or will be annulled and the operation will be rolled back if any issue appears during the process, which is why the content that remains in the database will not be lost.

InnoDB in Cloud Hosting

You can install any PHP-powered software app that requires InnoDB if you’ve got a Linux cloud package with us, as the MySQL database engine is present on our avant-garde cloud platform by default. Throughout the app activation – manual or automatic, InnoDB will be selected as the default engine and the setup process will continue impeccably in case this engine is required. You can run apps which require the MyISAM engine without any difficulties as well and, once again, the engine will be pre-selected, so you won’t need to update anything manually at any time. On top of that, we’ll also make regular backups of all the MySQL databases that you’ve got in your shared web hosting account, so in case you erase or overwrite anything, we can swiftly get it back to the way it was on any of the previous 7 days.

InnoDB in Dedicated Web Hosting

When you buy a new dedicated server, you will be able to choose one of the three Control Panels that we are offering – Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel. Any dedicated server ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel comes with InnoDB pre-installed, so you won’t have to install this storage engine manually so as to be able to run open-source script-based software applications that need it. InnoDB is used for scalable applications and since a dedicated server will offer you all the server resources that you require to run large-size websites, it’s quite possible that you’ll use InnoDB. You will be able to make use of other engines as well, so in case a certain app requires MyISAM instead of InnoDB, you will not need to deal with any complication while managing it. The engine that will be used will be detected automatically once the app installation procedure begins, so you won’t need to edit any setting manually whatsoever.