InnoDB is a MySQL database engine, which has been gaining popularity in recent years, because it provides a much better overall performance and an improved database crash recovery in comparison to the default engine that is used by the MySQL DBMS – MyISAM. InnoDB is endorsed by many web developers that build scalable apps, as it works much more effectively with huge data volumes, while it keeps the server processing load at a minimum. What’s more, it locks only one database row in case any information should be updated, whereas many other engines lock the entire table and hence require more time to fulfill multiple successive tasks. Last, but not least, InnoDB adheres to the "all-or-nothing" rule – if the entire data modification process cannot be completed successfully for whatever reason, the action is rolled back to avoid scrambling or losing data. Magento and the latest releases of Joomla are two examples of popular script-driven apps which have switched over to InnoDB.
InnoDB in Cloud Hosting
While InnoDB is either not available or a paid upgrade with other web hosting providers, it’s an essential part of the default set of features that we are offering with our cloud hosting plans. If you would like to use a PHP script-powered app that requires InnoDB in particular, in order to be installed and to perform properly, you will not need to deal with any impediments because the InnoDB database storage engine is available on our custom cloud website hosting platform. Irrespective of whether you set up a brand-new database and activate an application manually or make use of our one-click application installer instrument, InnoDB will be selected automatically by our system as the default engine if the given application requires it rather than MyISAM. In addition to the excellent database crash recovery that InnoDB offers, we also keep regular database backups, so that we can quickly restore any MySQL database in your shared hosting account.
InnoDB in Semi-dedicated Servers
All our Linux semi-dedicated hosting plans come with InnoDB and you will be able to use all the features offered by this storage engine with any open-source script-based web application that needs it. It is one of the engines that we have on our cloud platform, so the one that will be used depends on the requirements of the specific app. You won’t need to do anything manually in order to enable InnoDB, because it will be set as the default engine when you install an app – whether manually or using our one-click app installer tool. To avoid any risk, we’ll maintain regular database backups, so if something goes wrong after some update or if you delete some content accidentally, we’ll be able to restore the database the way it was on any of the past 7 days.
InnoDB in VPS Servers
If our custom-developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel is selected during the registration process for a new VPS plans , InnoDB will be installed on the server together with other required pieces of software, so you won’t have to do anything if you decide to run script-based applications that require this MySQL database engine. MyISAM, the default MySQL engine, will be installed as well. You can create a brand-new MySQL database and start installing the app manually or using our 1-click installer. The system will detect which engine the application in question needs and will set it for the specific MySQL database, so the installation will proceed flawlessly and the app can dump its data in that database. Therefore, you can use apps with various requirements about the MySQL engine without the need to make any modifications on your Virtual Private Server.
InnoDB in Dedicated Servers
All dedicated web hosting plans ordered with our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel include a software package that’s pre-installed and among everything else, you will get the InnoDB database storage engine, so you will not have to activate it manually if you would like to activate open-source scripts that need it. All it takes to use such a script is to create a new MySQL database and to initiate the installation process – once the script setup wizard receives access to the database and begins importing content into it, InnoDB will be set as the default engine for this database provided that it is the one needed by the particular script. You will also be able to run scripts that require the other widely used MySQL engine, MyISAM, so you won’t need to change any settings on the server. This will allow you to activate a variety of scripts on a single machine and to use it to its maximum potential.