InnoDB is a storage engine for MySQL relational databases, which is used by well known open-source script-based web applications such as Magento and Joomla 3.x. It is perfect for scalable apps, since it performs remarkably well when managing immense volumes of data. Instead of locking the whole database table to add new information to a database as many other engines do, InnoDB locks only one row, so it can perform a lot more operations for the same period of time. Moreover, InnoDB offers an improved crash recovery and supports transactions and foreign keys – rules that define how data inserts and modifications should be handled. If a particular task has not been fully completed for whatever reason, the action will be rolled back. Thus, the information in the database will be preserved intact and won’t be partially mixed with new content.
InnoDB in Cloud Website Hosting
You will be able to run any open-source script-based web application that needs InnoDB in case you have a cloud website hosting with our company, as the database storage engine is available on our advanced cloud hosting platform as standard. Throughout the app activation – manual or automatic, InnoDB will be selected as the default engine and the setup will proceed impeccably if this engine is required. You can activate applications that need the MyISAM engine without any problem as well and, once again, the engine will be pre-selected, so you won’t need to edit anything manually at any point. In addition, we’ll also create regular backups of all the databases that you’ve got in the shared hosting account, so if you erase or overwrite something, we can quickly get it back to the way it was on any of the past seven days.
InnoDB in Semi-dedicated Servers
All our semi-dedicated servers come with InnoDB and you’ll be able to get the most out of all the features offered by this storage engine with any open-source script-based app that needs 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 requirements of the given app. You won’t need to do anything manually to activate InnoDB, as it will be set as the default engine whenever you install an application – whether manually or using our single-click application installer. To be on the safe side, we’ll generate regular backups of all your MySQL databases, so if something goes wrong after some update or if you delete some data accidentally, we’ll be able to restore the database the way it was on any of the previous seven days.
InnoDB in VPS Servers
When you obtain a VPS server from us, you’ll be able to make use of our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel to manage your content. A Hepsia-equipped VPS will allow you to manage any script-driven application that needs InnoDB, as the storage engine is an integral part of the standard software bundle that will be installed on the VPS server during its creation. When you set up a brand-new database via the Control Panel, you will just need to start installing an application – manually or using our app installer tool. InnoDB will be set as the default engine as long as the app in question requires it, so you won’t have to do anything else in your account. Likewise, if a given application requires MyISAM, it will be automatically set as the default engine for this particular MySQL database.
InnoDB in Dedicated Servers
If you obtain a new dedicated server, you will be able to pick one of the 3 hosting Control Panels that we offer – Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Each dedicated server ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel comes with InnoDB pre-activated, so you will not have to install this storage engine manually to be able to run PHP-driven software applications that require it. InnoDB is used for scalable applications and since a dedicated server will supply you with all the server resources that you require in order to manage large-scale sites, it is very likely that you will resort to InnoDB. You will be able to make use of other engines too, so if a certain app needs MyISAM instead of InnoDB, you won’t experience any complication while managing it. The engine that will be used will be automatically recognized once the app installation process commences, so you won’t need to update any settings manually whatsoever.