InnoDB is a very popular storage engine for the MySQL relational database management system. It is an alternative to the default MyISAM engine and it has got numerous upsides that make it the engine of choice for many PHP-driven web apps, among them Magento and Joomla, which have switched to InnoDB permanently. For example, adding large amounts of data will be much faster with InnoDB, due to the fact that it locks only a single row to complete an operation, not the entire table, which makes the engine ideal for scalable apps. It also supports foreign keys and database transactions – these refer to the manner in which the information is handled. In simpler words, importing new or updating existent data will either be fully completed, or will be aborted and the operation will be rolled back in case some issue occurs during the process, thus the content that remains in the database won’t be lost.
InnoDB in Cloud Web Hosting
You will be able to use any script-based software app that needs InnoDB in case you have a cloud web hosting plan with our company, as the MySQL storage engine is available on our cutting-edge cloud web hosting platform as standard. Throughout the app installation – manual or automatic, InnoDB will be selected as the default engine and the setup process will continue flawlessly if this engine is required. You can install apps which use the MyISAM engine without encountering any obstacle as well and, again, the engine will be selected automatically, so you won’t have to update any setting manually at any time. In addition, we will also carry out regular backups of all the databases that you have in the shared account, so if you delete or overwrite anything, we can quickly restore it the way it was on any of the previous seven days.
InnoDB in Semi-dedicated Servers
All our semi-dedicated hosting plans include InnoDB and you’ll be able to make use of all the features offered by this MySQL storage engine with any PHP script-driven software application that requires it. It’s among the engines that are available on our cloud web hosting platform, so the one that will be picked depends on the requirements of the given app. You will not have to do anything manually in order to enable InnoDB, as it will be set as the default engine whenever you install an application – whether manually or using our single-click application installer tool. To be on the safe side, we’ll store daily backups of all your MySQL databases, so if something goes wrong after an update or if you remove some data by mistake, we’ll be able to get the database back to the way it was on any of the previous seven days.
InnoDB in VPS Servers
If you buy a VPS server from our company, you will be able to use our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel to manage your web content. A Hepsia-managed VPS will permit you to manage any PHP script-driven software application which needs InnoDB, as the storage engine is included in the software package that will be pre-installed on your server during its setup. When you create a brand-new database through the hosting Control Panel, you will simply need to start installing an app – manually or using our app installer tool. InnoDB will be set as the default engine if the application in question needs it, so you will not have to do anything else in your account. Correspondingly, if an application requires MyISAM, it will be automatically set as the default engine for this particular database.
InnoDB in Dedicated Servers
If you buy a new dedicated server, you will be able to choose any of the three hosting Control Panels offered by our company – cPanel, DirectAdmin and Hepsia. Any dedicated server ordered with Hepsia comes with InnoDB pre-activated, so you won’t have to enable this database storage engine manually in order to be able to run script-driven applications that require it. InnoDB is used by scalable applications and since a dedicated server will offer you all the resources that you require in order to run large-scale websites, it is quite likely that you’ll resort to InnoDB. You’ll be able to make use of other engines too, so if a particular application needs MyISAM instead of InnoDB, you won’t run into any complication while using it. The engine that will be used will be detected automatically the moment the app installation process commences, so you won’t need to configure any setting manually at any time.