InnoDB is a MySQL database engine, which has been gaining popularity lately, because it provides a significantly better overall performance and a faster database crash recovery compared with the default engine that’s used by the MySQL database management system – MyISAM. InnoDB is preferred by numerous programmers that create scalable software apps, due to the fact that it works more efficiently with enormous data volumes, while it keeps the server processing load at a minimum. Additionally, it locks only one database row if anything should be edited, while lots of other engines lock the entire table and hence need much more time to accomplish several successive tasks. Last, but not least, InnoDB adheres to a set of "all-or-nothing" rules – in case the entire data modification cannot be completed for whatever reason, the operation is rolled back to prevent scrambling or the loss of data. Magento and the latest Joomla versions are two instances of widespread PHP script-based software platforms that have shifted over to InnoDB.
InnoDB in Shared Hosting
While InnoDB is either not offered or it is a paid upgrade with many other hosting service providers, it is an integral part of the standard set of services that we offer with our shared hosting plans. If you wish to use a PHP script-driven software application that requires InnoDB specifically, in order to be activated and to work correctly, you won’t face any obstacles because the MySQL database engine is available on our in-house developed cloud website hosting platform. Regardless of whether you create a brand-new MySQL database and install an app manually or use our single-click app installer tool, InnoDB will be selected automatically by our system as the default engine if the given application needs InnoDB rather than MyISAM. Besides the excellent database crash recovery offered by InnoDB, we also perform regular database backups, so we can swiftly restore any MySQL database in your shared hosting account.
InnoDB in Semi-dedicated Hosting
InnoDB comes with all our Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages by default, so once you get a new account, you can move on and activate any PHP-based web application that needs this database engine. A few engines are installed on our cloud website hosting platform, so when you set up a new database and start installing an application manually, or opt to use the Hepsia hosting Control Panel-integrated application installer, the engine for the database will be picked depending on the particular app’s prerequisites. This will permit you to activate and manage InnoDB-specific apps without running into any complication and without configuring any settings in your account. To be on the safe side, we will always keep a 1-week-old backup of all your databases, so if you delete or alter any content by mistake, we can quickly restore it.
InnoDB in VPS Hosting
If our custom-built Hepsia hosting Control Panel is picked during the signup process for a new Linux VPS hosting packages , InnoDB will be installed on the server together with other necessary pieces of software, so you won’t have to do anything if you choose to make use of open-source script-based web apps that require this MySQL database storage engine. MyISAM, the default MySQL engine, will be activated as well. You can set up a new MySQL database and begin the app installation manually or through our 1-click installer. The system will detect which engine the particular application needs and will assign it to the specific MySQL database, so the installation will continue flawlessly and the app can import its content into that database. Thus, you can use applications with different prerequisites with regard to the MySQL engine without having to make any changes on your VPS server.
InnoDB in Dedicated Web Hosting
If you get a new dedicated server, you will be able to select any of the three hosting Control Panels offered by us – Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Any server ordered with Hepsia comes with InnoDB pre-installed, so you will not need to install this storage engine manually to be able to run PHP script-based apps that need it. InnoDB is used for scalable applications and since a dedicated server will supply you with all the system resources that you need to manage large-scale websites, it’s quite possible that you will use InnoDB. You’ll be able to use other engines too, so if a given application requires MyISAM instead of InnoDB, you will not experience any difficulty while using it. The engine that will be used will be detected automatically the moment the app installation procedure begins, so you will not have to configure any settings manually whatsoever.