Learn what a database engine is, what are the merits of the InnoDB engine and why it's gaining so much popularity.
InnoDB is a database engine for MySQL databases, which is used by well known PHP script-based web apps like Magento and Joomla™ 3.x. It’s excellent for scalable applications, as it works very well when managing immense volumes of data. Rather than locking the whole database table to insert new information in a database as many other engines do, InnoDB locks only one database row, so it can complete a lot more tasks for the same length of time. Furthermore, InnoDB offers a faster database failure recovery and supports transactions and foreign keys – rules that indicate how data imports and updates should be handled. In case a certain operation hasn’t been thoroughly completed for whatever reason, the action will be rolled back. In this way, the information in the database will be preserved intact and will not be partially merged with newly entered content.
InnoDB in Shared Hosting
You’ll be able to make use of any PHP script-driven software application that needs InnoDB in case you’ve got a Linux shared package
with us, as the MySQL storage engine is present on our avant-garde cloud platform as standard. During the app installation – manual or automatic, InnoDB will be selected as the default engine and the setup process will proceed flawlessly if this engine is required. You can install apps which use the MyISAM engine without having any problem as well and, once again, the engine will be pre-selected, so you won’t have to edit any setting manually at any point. On top of that, we’ll also make regular backups of all the MySQL databases that you have in the shared web hosting account, so if you delete or overwrite something, we can swiftly get it back to the way it was on any of the previous 7 days.
InnoDB in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you set up a brand new MySQL database from the hosting Control Panel coming with each of our semi-dedicated server
plans and you begin installing a PHP script-based app either manually or using our one-click application installer, the storage engine for the MySQL database will be picked automatically on the basis of the given app’s prerequisites. As InnoDB is available on the cloud hosting platform where your new semi-dedicated hosting account will be created, it will be set as the default engine for any application that requires it without any manual intervention needed on your end at any time. To prevent any chance of losing info if you update an app or if you erase a database by accident, we’ll carry out a backup of all your databases each and every day, so if something goes wrong, we can rescue your content.
InnoDB in Dedicated Servers Hosting
InnoDB is available by default with all Linux dedicated servers hosting packages
ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. It is included in the default software bundle that will be installed on all Hepsia-equipped dedicated servers, so once your physical machine is set up, you’ll be able to log in and to activate a various open-source script-powered web app that requires this particular database engine. When you create a new database via the hosting Control Panel, there won’t be any activated engine till you start installing an application. As soon as the app configuration wizard starts dumping content in the newly created database, the engine will be selected automatically depending on the requirements of the application in question, so you can run both InnoDB and MyISAM without having to select either one of them specifically at any point. In this way, you can use a huge range of applications for your Internet sites.