InnoDB is a popular storage engine for MySQL. It’s an alternative to the default engine – MyISAM, and it has lots of strengths which have made it the engine of choice for numerous script-driven applications, among them Magento and Joomla, which have switched over to InnoDB for good. For example, adding large data volumes will be much faster with InnoDB, since it locks only a single row to accomplish a certain task, not the entire database table, which makes the engine ideal for scalable applications. It also supports foreign keys and transactions – these refer to the way in which the information is tackled. Put simply, appending new or editing existent data will either be entirely completed, or will be aborted and the procedure will be rolled back in case any problem shows up during the process, which is why the content that remains in the database will not be damaged.

InnoDB in Shared Hosting

Any open-source script-based web application that needs InnoDB will run flawlessly on our cutting-edge cloud platform and the MySQL storage engine comes with all our shared hosting plans. Whenever you create a MySQL database manually or our app installer creates one automatically and an app installation is started, the engine that the database in question will use will be selected in accordance with the app’s specifications without the need to change any setting in your shared account. InnoDB will be selected automatically for any app that requires this particular engine and you’ll be able to take advantage of its full potential. We will make daily content backups, so if you accidentally remove a MySQL database that’s important to you or you overwrite certain parts of it, we will be able to restore your content the way it was only several hours ago.

InnoDB in Dedicated Web Hosting

If you acquire a new dedicated server, you will be able to choose one of the 3 Control Panels that we are offering – DirectAdmin, cPanel and Hepsia. Any server ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel comes with InnoDB pre-installed, so you will not need to activate this database storage engine manually in order to be able to use open-source script-based software applications that require it. InnoDB is used by scalable apps and since a dedicated server will give you all the resources that you require to manage very large Internet sites, it’s pretty possible that you will use InnoDB. You’ll be able to use other engines as well, so if a certain app needs MyISAM rather than InnoDB, you will not have to deal with any complication while managing it. The engine that will be used will be detected automatically as soon as the app installation process commences, so you won’t need to tweak any setting manually whatsoever.