Discover what a database engine is, what are the merits of the InnoDB engine and why it is gaining a huge amount of global popularity.
InnoDB is a database engine for MySQL relational databases, which is used by widely used PHP-driven web apps such as Magento and Joomla™ 3.x. It is perfect for scalable apps, since it works stunningly well when handling large data volumes. Instead of locking the entire table to append new information to a database as many other engines do, InnoDB locks only one database row, so it can complete a lot more operations for the same period of time. Besides, InnoDB offers a better database crash recovery and supports database transactions and foreign key constraints – rules that determine how data imports and updates should be treated. In case a certain task hasn’t been entirely completed for any reason, the action will be rolled back. In this way, the information in the database will be retained undamaged and will not be partially mixed with newly appended content.
InnoDB in Cloud Web Hosting
While InnoDB is either not offered or it is a paid upgrade with other website hosting service providers, it’s part of the standard set of services that we’re offering with our cloud web hosting
packages. If you want to use an open-source script-driven app that requires InnoDB particularly, in order to be activated and to operate properly, you won’t experience any obstacles since the InnoDB database engine is available on our custom-built cloud hosting platform. No matter if you create a brand-new MySQL database and activate an app manually or take advantage of our 1-click application installer software instrument, InnoDB will be selected automatically by our system as the default engine if the particular app needs InnoDB instead of MyISAM. Besides the outstanding database failure recovery that InnoDB offers, we also carry out regular backups of all databases, so we can swiftly restore any MySQL database in your shared website hosting account.
InnoDB in Semi-dedicated Servers
All our semi-dedicated servers
include InnoDB and you’ll be able to make use of all the features of this MySQL storage engine with any PHP-driven application that requires it. It’s one of the engines that are available on our cloud website hosting platform, so the one that will be picked depends on the prerequisites of the respective app. You won’t need to do anything manually in order to activate 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 generate daily backups of all your databases, so if anything goes wrong after some update or if you remove some content unintentionally, we will be able to restore the database the way it was on any of the previous seven days.
InnoDB in VPS Servers
If you get a VPS server
with our Hepsia hosting Control Panel, the InnoDB database engine will be part of the default software pack that will be pre-installed on your Virtual Private Server before we hand it over to you. You will not have to activate anything manually and you’ll be able to install and use any PHP script-powered software application that requires InnoDB once your Virtual Private Server is up and running, which takes no more than one hour after the order procedure itself. A couple of engines are offered, so every time you set up a MySQL database through the Hepsia Control Panel, a particular engine will be picked once the app installation starts and our system will automatically recognize the engine that is required by the app in question. If you have to use MyISAM, for example, you won’t have to do anything different from installing the chosen application, whether manually or using our application installer.
InnoDB in Dedicated Servers
Our Hepsia Control Panel is one of the features that you can choose on the order page when you purchase a dedicated server
from us. As this is the most powerful type of website hosting, it is pretty likely that you will manage popular Internet sites that will draw a lot of individuals, and since InnoDB is one of the best options for such sites, we will enable it together with all the other software apps that come with a Hepsia-equipped server. If you create a brand-new MySQL database in your account, there won’t be any active database storage engine till you start installing a script, whether manually via your Internet browser or using the automatic scripts installer tool that is available in the hosting Control Panel. The needed engine will be automatically recognized and will be set for the database in question, so you can use scripts that require InnoDB, as well as ones that require the default MySQL engine, MyISAM, without any complications.