InnoDB is a MySQL storage engine, which has been gaining in popularity lately, as it offers a much better overall performance and a faster database crash recovery in comparison with the default engine that is used by the MySQL RDBMS – MyISAM. InnoDB is used by numerous programmers that build scalable web applications, since it works more effectively with large volumes of data, while it keeps the server processing load at a minimum. Moreover, it locks only a single row in the database in case anything should be edited, whereas many other engines lock the entire database table and thus require more time to fulfill multiple successive tasks. Last, but not least, InnoDB complies with the "all-or-nothing" rule – in case the modification of the entire data cannot be completed for some reason, the operation is rolled back to prevent confusion or the loss of data. Magento and the newest releases of Joomla are two examples of popular PHP script-based software platforms that have moved to InnoDB.
InnoDB in Web Hosting
You can activate any PHP script-based software application that requires InnoDB in case you have a web hosting with our company, as the database storage engine is available on our leading-edge cloud web hosting platform by default. Throughout the app installation – manual or automatic, InnoDB will be selected as the default engine and the setup process will proceed flawlessly if this engine is required. You can install applications that need the MyISAM engine without having any difficulty as well and, once again, the engine will be selected automatically, so you will not need to configure any setting manually at any time. Furthermore, we will also perform regular backups of all the databases that you have in your shared web hosting account, so if you erase 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
InnoDB is offered with all our semi-dedicated servers by default, so as soon as you purchase a new semi-dedicated account, you can go ahead and activate any open-source script-powered software app that requires the database engine. A number of engines are installed on our cloud platform, so when you create a brand-new database and start installing an application manually, or opt to take advantage of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel-integrated application installer tool, the engine for the database will be set based on the requirements of the specific app. This will permit you to activate and run InnoDB-specific apps without any difficulties and without updating any settings in your account. To avoid any risk, we will always keep a 7-day-old backup of all your databases, so if you erase or alter any content by accident, we can easily recover it.
InnoDB in Dedicated Servers
When you acquire a new dedicated server, you’ll be able to choose any of the three hosting Control Panels that we’re offering – DirectAdmin, Hepsia and cPanel. Each dedicated server ordered with Hepsia comes with InnoDB pre-activated, so you will not need to activate this database storage engine manually to be able to use PHP script-based applications that require it. InnoDB is used by scalable apps and since a dedicated server will provide you with all the resources that you need to manage very large websites, it’s rather likely that you will use InnoDB. You’ll be able to make use of other engines too, so in case a certain application needs MyISAM instead of InnoDB, you will not experience any problem while using it. The engine that will be used will be detected automatically once the app installation procedure starts, so you will not need to update any setting manually at any point.