InnoDB is a very popular storage engine for the MySQL relational database management system. It is an alternative to the default engine – MyISAM, and it has a number of advantages which make it the preferred engine for numerous PHP script-based software apps, including Magento and Joomla, which have switched to InnoDB permanently. For example, importing immense amounts of data will be faster with InnoDB, as it locks only one database row to perform a certain task, not the entire table, which makes the engine perfect for scalable applications. InnoDB also supports foreign keys and transactions – these refer to the manner in which the data is tackled. In simpler words, appending new or editing existent data will either be fully completed, or will be canceled and the procedure will be rolled back if a given problem appears in the meantime, therefore the content that remains in the database won’t be damaged.
InnoDB in Cloud Hosting
While InnoDB is either not available or a paid upgrade with other hosting companies, it is an essential part of the standard set of services that we offer with our cloud hosting plans. In case you’d like to use a script-based software application that needs InnoDB in particular, in order to be installed and to work correctly, you will not have any difficulties because the MySQL storage engine is available on our custom-developed cloud hosting platform. Regardless of whether you create a brand-new MySQL database and activate an application manually or take advantage of our one-click app installer software instrument, InnoDB will be selected automatically by our platform as the default engine if the specific app needs InnoDB instead of MyISAM. Besides the incredible database failure recovery that InnoDB offers, we also store regular database backups, so that we can quickly restore any MySQL database in your shared hosting account.
InnoDB in VPS Servers
All VPS servers that are ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel come with InnoDB already installed, so you’ll be able to take advantage of any open-source script-powered web app that needs this particular database engine without needing to activate anything manually. You can choose Hepsia on the VPS configuration page and your brand-new VPS server will be set up within one hour, so you can sign in and begin creating your websites straight away. When you set up a brand new database and start the app installation process, our system will choose the engine for that database automatically. In this way, you can manage various apps at the same time without editing anything on the Virtual Private Server. You can create a WordPress personal blog that uses the default MySQL engine – MyISAM, and a Magento-based shopping portal that uses the InnoDB engine, for instance.