Learn what a database engine is, what are the advantages of the InnoDB engine and why it is gaining a huge amount of popularity.
InnoDB is a storage engine for MySQL databases, which is used by well known script-driven apps such as Joomla™ v3 and Magento. It is ideal for scalable applications, as it performs stunningly well when processing large volumes of data. Rather than locking the entire database table to enter new information into a database like many other engines do, InnoDB locks only one row, so it can perform a lot more operations for the same length of time. In addition, InnoDB offers an improved database failure recovery and supports transactions and foreign keys – rules that define how data inserts and modifications should be handled. In case a particular task hasn’t been fully completed for any reason, the action will be rolled back. In this way, the information in the database will remain undamaged and will not be partially merged with newly entered content.
InnoDB in Shared Hosting
Every PHP script-driven web application that needs InnoDB will function impeccably on our innovative cloud hosting platform and the MySQL storage engine is offered with all our shared hosting
packages. Each time you create a MySQL database manually or our app installer tool creates one automatically and an app installation process is started, the engine that the database will make use of will be selected on the basis of the app’s requirements without the need to modify any setting in your hosting account. InnoDB will be picked automatically for any app that requires this specific engine and you’ll be able to make the most of its full potential. We’ll store daily content backups, so if you accidentally delete a MySQL database that is important to you or you overwrite specific parts of it, we’ll be able to restore everything the way it was only a few hours earlier.
InnoDB in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you set up a brand-new MySQL database from the hosting Control Panel provided with all our semi-dedicated server
plans and you start installing an open-source script-powered app either manually or using our single-click application installer tool, the storage engine for the MySQL database will be selected automatically on the basis of the requirements of the given app. As InnoDB is available on the cloud web hosting platform where your new semi-dedicated hosting account will be set up, it will be set as the default engine for each application that requires it without any manual action needed on your end at any time. To prevent any chance of losing data if you update an application or if you remove a database accidentally, we will make backups of all your databases every day, so if something goes wrong, we can recover your content.
InnoDB in Dedicated Servers Hosting
All Linux dedicated servers hosting
that are ordered with our in-house developed Hepsia Control Panel come with a software bundle that is pre-activated and among everything else, you will get the InnoDB database storage engine, so you won’t have to activate it manually if you would like to use PHP scripts that need it. All it takes to activate such a script is to create a new database and to begin the installation process – as soon as the script configuration wizard gains access to the database and begins inserting data into it, InnoDB will be set as the default engine for this database as long as it is the one required by the particular script. You’ll also be able to install scripts that require the other very popular MySQL engine, MyISAM, so you won’t need to configure any settings on the dedicated server. This will allow you to run various scripts on one single physical server and to use it to its maximum capabilities.