Become aware of what a database engine is, what are the benefits of the InnoDB engine and why it's gaining a huge amount of popularity.
InnoDB is a database storage engine for MySQL databases, which is used by popular open-source script-powered software apps like Magento and Joomla™ v3. It’s perfect for scalable applications, since it performs really well when handling huge amounts of data. Rather than locking the whole table to import new information into a database like many other engines do, InnoDB locks only one database row, so it can handle a lot more operations for the same period of time. In addition, InnoDB offers a faster crash recovery and supports database transactions and foreign key constraints – rules that determine how data imports and modifications should be handled. If a certain task has not been fully completed for whatever reason, the action will be rolled back. In this way, the content in the database will be retained undamaged and won’t be partially merged with newly added content.
InnoDB in Website Hosting
InnoDB is offered with all our Linux website hosting packages
by default, not as a paid upgrade or upon request, so you will be able to install and manage any script-driven app that requires the database engine without any difficulty once you order your shared account. InnoDB will be selected automatically as the default engine for a particular database during the app activation process, irrespective of whether you use our 1-click installer or create the MySQL database and set up the application manually, on the condition that the application requires InnoDB instead of the more famous MyISAM engine. We will keep daily MySQL database backups, so you can be certain that you’ll never lose any content in case you erase a database unintentionally or you overwrite some essential info – you’ll just need to touch base with us and we will restore your data the way it was.
InnoDB in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You can activate an open-source script-driven web application that requires InnoDB with all of our semi-dedicated server
packages, since all the accounts are created on our advanced cloud platform where the database engine is installed. A new MySQL database can be created in two different ways – manually from the Database Manager section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, or automatically – in case you make use of our one-click application installer. In either case, the needed engine will be chosen automatically once the app’s installation starts, so you will not have to configure anything manually, regardless of whether the app requires InnoDB or the more regularly used MyISAM. In addition, we’ll always be able to retrieve any of your MySQL databases in case you erase one by accident, as we carry out several MySQL database backups every day, each of which is preserved for seven days.
InnoDB in Dedicated Servers Hosting
When you order a new dedicated server
, you’ll be able to choose any of the three Control Panels that we’re offering – Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Any dedicated server ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel comes with InnoDB pre-installed, so you will not need to enable this MySQL storage engine manually so as to be able to manage PHP-driven software apps that require it. InnoDB is used by scalable apps and since a dedicated server will supply you with all the resources that you require to manage large-scale websites, it is very likely that you’ll resort to InnoDB. You’ll be able to make use of other engines as well, so in case a certain application needs MyISAM rather than InnoDB, you will not have any obstacle while running it. The engine that will be used will be automatically recognized the moment the app installation procedure starts, so you will not need to modify any setting manually whatsoever.