Find what a database engine is, what are the merits of the InnoDB engine and why it is gaining that much worldwide popularity.
InnoDB is a storage engine for MySQL relational databases, which is used by well known PHP-based software applications such as Joomla™ v3 and Magento. It is ideal for scalable apps, because it works exceptionally well when processing huge amounts of data. Rather than locking the entire table to add new information to a database as many other engines do, InnoDB locks only one row, so it can perform a lot more tasks for the same period of time. Also, InnoDB offers a faster crash recovery and supports transactions and foreign keys – rules that prescribe how data inserts and updates should be handled. If a specific task has not been entirely completed for whatever reason, the action will be rolled back. Thus, the database content will be retained intact and will not be partially mixed with newly imported content.
InnoDB in Shared Web Hosting
While InnoDB is either a paid upgrade or it is not available at all with many hosting providers, it’s an integral part of the standard set of features offered with our shared web hosting
packages. In case you want to use a PHP-driven software app that requires InnoDB in particular, in order to be installed and to operate properly, you won’t encounter any obstacles because the InnoDB storage engine is available on our in-house built cloud web hosting platform. Irrespective of whether you create a brand new database and activate an app manually or use our one-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. Besides the incredible crash recovery that InnoDB is offering, we also maintain regular backups of all databases, so we can quickly restore any MySQL database in your shared hosting account.
InnoDB in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you create a new MySQL database from the hosting Control Panel coming with all our semi-dedicated server
plans and you begin installing a PHP-based web app either manually or using our 1-click app installer tool, the database storage engine will be selected automatically depending on the prerequisites of the given application. As InnoDB is present on the cloud hosting platform where your new semi-dedicated account will be created, it will be set as the default engine for each application that needs it without any manual intervention required on your end at any point. To avoid any risk of losing information if you update an app or if you remove a database unintentionally, we will perform a backup of all your databases each and every day, so if anything happens, we can restore your data.
InnoDB in VPS Web Hosting
All Linux VPS web hosting
that are ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel come with InnoDB pre-activated, so you’ll be able to use any script-powered app that needs this MySQL database storage engine without needing to configure anything manually. You can pick Hepsia on the VPS configuration page and your brand-new VPS server will be ready within the hour, so you can sign in and start creating your sites right away. Once you set up a brand-new MySQL database and begin the app installation process, our system will choose the engine for this MySQL database automatically. Thus, you can use different apps simultaneously without configuring anything on the Virtual Private Server. You can have a WordPress-based online blog that uses the default MySQL engine – MyISAM, and a Magento online store that makes use of InnoDB, for example.
InnoDB in Dedicated Servers Hosting
InnoDB comes by default with all Linux dedicated servers hosting
that are ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel. It’s included in the software bundle that will be pre-installed on all Hepsia-equipped servers, so as soon as your physical machine is set up, you will be able to log in and to activate a various open-source script-powered software app that requires this database engine. When you create a new database via the hosting Control Panel, there won’t be any activated engine till you begin installing an app. Once the app installation wizard begins inserting data into the newly created database, the engine will be set automatically on the basis of the prerequisites of the app in question, so you can run both MyISAM and InnoDB without having to select either of them specifically at any moment. Therefore, you can use an immense selection of apps for your websites.