InnoDB is a popular storage engine for the MySQL RDBMS. It is an alternative to the default engine – MyISAM, and it has numerous strengths that make it the engine of choice for many PHP-powered software applications, among them Joomla and Magento, which have shifted over to InnoDB permanently. For instance, importing immense data volumes will be much faster with InnoDB, because it locks only one row to execute a task, not the entire table, which makes the engine perfect for scalable apps. InnoDB also supports foreign keys and transactions – these refer to the way in which the data is tackled. Simply put, adding new or updating existing data will either be entirely completed, or will be aborted and the operation will be rolled back if some issue shows up in the meantime, thus the content that remains in the database won’t be damaged.
InnoDB in Hosting
InnoDB is available with all our Linux hosting by default, not as a paid upgrade or upon request, so you will be able to activate and run any PHP-driven software app that needs the database storage engine without having any difficulty as soon as you order your shared account. InnoDB will be pre-selected as the default engine for a specific database during the app activation, no matter if you use our one-click installer or create the MySQL database and install the app manually, on the condition that the application requires it instead of the more famous MyISAM engine. We’ll perform regular backups of all your databases, so you can be certain that you will never lose any content if you delete a database by mistake or you overwrite some important information – you will simply need to inform us and we will restore the database back to normal.
InnoDB in Dedicated Servers Hosting
When you get a new dedicated server, you will be able to select any of the 3 hosting Control Panels offered by us – Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Any server ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel comes with InnoDB pre-activated, so you won’t have to activate this MySQL database engine manually to be able to use PHP-powered apps that require it. InnoDB is used by scalable applications and since a dedicated server will supply you with all the system resources that you require in order to run large-size sites, it’s rather possible that you will resort to InnoDB. You will be able to make use of other engines too, so in case a given app needs MyISAM instead of InnoDB, you will not come across any complication while using it. The engine that will be used will be automatically recognized the moment the app installation commences, so you will not need to alter any setting manually whatsoever.