InnoDB is a very popular database engine for the MySQL database management system. It is an alternative to the default engine – MyISAM, and it has got plenty of pluses which have made it the preferred engine for plenty of PHP-powered web applications, such as Magento and Joomla, which have switched to InnoDB permanently. For example, importing large data volumes will be much faster with InnoDB, since it locks only a single row to execute a specific operation, not the entire database table, which makes the engine perfect for scalable apps. InnoDB also supports foreign keys and transactions – these refer to the manner in which the data is tackled. Simply put, adding new or editing existing data will either be entirely completed, or will be aborted and the procedure will be rolled back in case some issue appears in the meantime, hence the content that remains in the database won’t be damaged.
InnoDB in Website Hosting
You will be able to run any open-source script-powered web application that needs InnoDB if you have a website hosting with our company, as the database storage engine is present on our cutting-edge cloud platform by default. 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 install applications that require the MyISAM engine without having to deal with any obstacle as well and, once again, the engine will be pre-selected, so you will not need to configure anything manually at any time. In addition, we’ll also generate regular backups of all the MySQL databases that you have in your shared hosting account, so if you delete or overwrite anything, we can quickly restore it the way it was on any of the previous 7 days.
InnoDB in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you set up a brand new MySQL database through the Control Panel offered with all our semi-dedicated server accounts and you start installing a PHP-based software app either manually or using our 1-click application installer, the database storage engine will be picked automatically on the basis of the requirements of the given application. Since InnoDB is present on the cloud hosting platform where your new semi-dedicated server account will be set up, it will be set as the default engine for any application that requires it without the need for any manual action on your end at any moment. To prevent any risk of losing info if you update an app or if you delete a database unintentionally, we will make a backup of all your MySQL databases every day, so if anything goes wrong, we can restore your data.
InnoDB in Dedicated Servers
If you buy a new dedicated server, you will be able to pick one of the 3 hosting Control Panels that we are offering – Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel. Each dedicated server ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel comes with InnoDB pre-installed, so you will not need to add this MySQL database engine manually in order to be able to use open-source script-powered web apps that require it. InnoDB is used by scalable apps and since a dedicated server will give you all the server resources that you need to run large-scale websites, it is rather likely that you will use InnoDB. You’ll be able to use other engines too, so if a particular app requires MyISAM rather than InnoDB, you will not encounter any impediment while managing it. The engine that will be used will be automatically detected once the app installation process starts, so you will not have to update any setting manually at any moment.