What?s InnoDB? Why has it been used as the standard MySQL storage engine?
InnoDB is a very popular storage engine for the MySQL relational database management system. It’s an alternative to the default engine – MyISAM, and it has got many advantages that have made it the preferred engine for numerous PHP-powered web apps, such as Magento and Joomla™, which have shifted over to InnoDB permanently. For example, adding immense data volumes will be much faster with InnoDB, since it locks only one row to complete a given task, not the entire database table, which makes the engine excellent for scalable apps. InnoDB also supports foreign keys and database transactions – these refer to the manner in which the info is tackled. Put simply, adding new or updating existent data will either be thoroughly completed, or will be canceled and the procedure will be rolled back if a certain issue shows up during the process, which is why the content that remains in the database will not be damaged.
InnoDB in Website Hosting
You’ll be able to use any script-based software application that needs InnoDB if you have a Linux website hosting
with our company, as the database engine is present on our avant-garde cloud hosting platform as standard. Throughout the app installation – manual or automatic, InnoDB will be selected as the default engine and the setup will proceed flawlessly in case this engine is needed. You can run applications that use the MyISAM engine without having to deal with any impediment as well and, once again, the engine will be pre-selected, so you will not have to update anything manually at any moment. Furthermore, we will also make daily backups of all the databases that you have in the shared web hosting account, so if you erase or overwrite something, we can quickly get it back to the way it was on any of the previous seven days.
InnoDB in Semi-dedicated Hosting
All our Linux semi-dedicated hosting
come with InnoDB and you can take advantage of all the features offered by this database engine with any PHP-based application that needs it. It’s one of the engines that we have on our cloud web hosting platform, so the one that will be used depends on the given app’s prerequisites. You won’t need to do anything manually to enable InnoDB, because it will be set as the default engine when you install an app – whether manually or using our 1-click app installer tool. To be on the safe side, we’ll keep regular backups of all your MySQL databases, so if anything goes wrong after an upgrade or if you erase some content unintentionally, we’ll be able to restore your database the way it was on any of the previous seven days.
InnoDB in Dedicated Servers Hosting
All Linux dedicated servers hosting
that are ordered with our custom Hepsia hosting Control Panel include a software package that’s pre-installed and among everything else, you will get the InnoDB database engine, so you won’t need to add it manually in case you’d like to use open-source PHP scripts that need it. All it takes to use such a script is to set up a new MySQL database and to begin the installation – once the installation wizard acquires access to the database in question and begins entering data into it, InnoDB will be set as the default engine for this database provided that it is the one needed by the script. You will also be able to run scripts that require the other very popular MySQL engine, MyISAM, so you will not have to edit any settings on the dedicated server. This will permit you to run a variety of scripts on a single server and to use the latter to its fullest capabilities.