InnoDB is a very popular database engine for the MySQL RDBMS. It’s an alternative to the default engine – MyISAM, and it has a lot of strengths which have made it the preferred engine for lots of PHP-powered web applications, such as Joomla and Magento, which have moved to InnoDB permanently. For example, adding enormous data volumes will be faster with InnoDB, since it locks only one database row to execute a particular task, not the entire table, which makes the engine ideal for scalable applications. InnoDB also supports foreign keys and database transactions – these refer to the way in which the data is treated. In simpler words, adding new or updating existent data will either be entirely completed, or will be annulled and the operation will be rolled back in case any issue appears during the process, hence the content that remains in the database won’t be damaged.

InnoDB in Web Hosting

You can activate any open-source script-driven web application that needs InnoDB in case you’ve got a Linux web hosting package with us, as the database engine is available on our leading-edge cloud hosting platform by default. During the app activation – manual or automatic, InnoDB will be selected as the default engine and the setup process will proceed impeccably if this engine is needed. You can install applications which use the MyISAM engine without having to deal with any obstacle as well and, again, the engine will be selected automatically, so you will not need to configure anything manually at any time. Furthermore, we’ll also generate regular backups of all the databases that you have in your account, so in case you delete or overwrite anything, we can swiftly restore it the way it was on any of the previous seven days.

InnoDB in Dedicated Web Hosting

All Linux dedicated servers hosting packages ordered with our custom-developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel come with a software package that is pre-activated and among everything else, you’ll get the InnoDB storage engine, so you will not have to activate it manually in case you’d like to use open-source scripts that require it. All it takes to activate such a script is to set up a new MySQL database and to initiate the installation process – once the installation wizard gets access to the database and starts entering data into it, InnoDB will be set as the default engine for this database provided that it is the one required by the script. You will also be able to install scripts that require MyISAM, the other widely used MySQL engine, so you won’t have to modify any settings on the dedicated server. This will permit you to install a variety of scripts on a single physical server and to use the latter to its full potential.