InnoDB is a popular storage engine for the MySQL relational database management system. It is an alternative to the default MyISAM engine and it has a number of strong sides which have made it the preferred engine for numerous PHP-based web applications, including Joomla and Magento, which have switched over to InnoDB for good. For instance, importing large amounts of data will be faster with InnoDB, because it locks only one database row to execute a specific operation, not the entire database table, which makes the engine excellent for scalable applications. It also supports foreign keys and transactions – these refer to the manner in which the data is tackled. Simply put, importing new or updating existing data will either be fully completed, or will be aborted and the procedure will be rolled back in case a certain problem appears during the process, thus the content that remains in the database will not be lost.
InnoDB in Web Hosting
You can make use of any PHP-powered app that needs InnoDB if you’ve got a Linux web hosting with our company, as the database storage engine is present on our advanced cloud hosting platform as standard. Throughout the app installation – manual or automatic, InnoDB will be selected as the default engine and the setup process will continue impeccably if this engine is required. You can install applications which require the MyISAM engine without any problems as well and, again, the engine will be selected automatically, so you won’t need to change anything manually at any point. On top of that, we will also create regular backups of all the databases that you have in your shared account, so in case you delete or overwrite something, we can quickly restore it the way it was on any of the past 7 days.
InnoDB in Semi-dedicated Hosting
All our Linux semi-dedicated hosting support InnoDB and you will be able to make use of all the options offered by this database engine with any PHP-driven web app that requires it. It’s one of the engines that we have on our cloud web hosting platform, so the one that will be used depends on the requirements of the particular application. You will not need to do anything manually to activate InnoDB, because it will be set as the default engine when you install an application – whether manually or using our 1-click application installer tool. To be on the safe side, we’ll store regular database backups, so if something goes wrong following an upgrade or if you remove some content unintentionally, we will be able to restore the database the way it was on any of the past 7 days.
InnoDB in Dedicated Servers Hosting
All Linux dedicated servers hosting that are ordered with our custom-developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel come with a software bundle that is pre-installed and besides everything else, you’ll get the InnoDB storage engine, so you will not have to add it manually in case you wish to use PHP scripts that require it. All it takes to install such a script is to set up a new database and to initiate the installation – as soon as the installer wizard gets access to the database and begins entering content into it, InnoDB will be set as the default engine for this database on the condition that it is the one required by the particular script. You will also be able to run scripts that need the other very popular MySQL engine, MyISAM, so you will not have to change any settings on the dedicated server. This will allow you to activate different scripts on a single machine and to use the latter to its maximum capacity.