InnoDB is a MySQL database storage engine, which has been gaining popularity in recent years, because it provides a significantly better overall performance and a faster database crash recovery in comparison to the default engine used by the MySQL relational database management system – MyISAM. InnoDB is preferred by plenty of web developers that write scalable software applications, because it works much better with huge data volumes, while it keeps the server processing load low. Moreover, it uses row-level locking in case any information should be modified, while lots of other engines lock the entire database table and thus need more time to perform several sequential tasks. Last, but not least, InnoDB observes a set of "all-or-nothing" rules – in case the entire data modification procedure cannot be completed successfully for some reason, the action is rolled back to avoid scrambling or data loss. Magento and the latest Joomla versions are two instances of widely used open-source script-based software applications that have switched over to InnoDB.
InnoDB in Cloud Hosting
You can run any open-source script-based application that needs InnoDB in case you’ve got a cloud hosting with our company, as the MySQL database storage engine is available on our innovative cloud website hosting platform as standard. Throughout the app activation – manual or automatic, InnoDB will be selected as the default engine and the setup process will continue flawlessly in case this engine is required. You can install apps that use the MyISAM engine without any difficulty as well and, again, the engine will be pre-selected, so you won’t have to change anything manually at any time. On top of that, we’ll also make regular backups of all the MySQL databases that you’ve got in your shared account, so if you delete or overwrite something, we can easily restore it the way it was on any of the previous 7 days.
InnoDB in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you set up a brand new MySQL database from the hosting Control Panel included with each of our semi-dedicated server accounts and you start installing an open-source script-driven application either manually or using our one-click app installer, the MySQL database storage engine will be selected automatically on the basis of the specific app’s prerequisites. Since InnoDB is present on the cloud platform where your new semi-dedicated account will be created, it will be set as the default engine for each app that requires it without the need for any manual action on your end at any time. To avoid any chance of losing information if you update an app or if you remove a database unintentionally, we’ll generate backups of all your MySQL databases each day, so if something happens, we can recover your data.
InnoDB in VPS Servers
If you select a VPS server with our Hepsia Control Panel, the InnoDB database engine will be an integral part of the standard software bundle that will be installed on your VPS server before we hand it over to you. You will not have to activate anything manually and you will be able to enable and run any open-source script-driven software app that needs InnoDB as soon as your Virtual Private Server is ready, which takes no more than 60 minutes after the order submission procedure itself. A couple of engines are offered, so whenever you create a database through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, a specific engine will be activated when the app installation commences and our system will automatically detect which engine is required by the application in question. If you need MyISAM, for instance, you won’t have to do anything different from installing the preferred app, whether manually or using our app installer tool.
InnoDB in Dedicated Servers
If you purchase a new dedicated server, you’ll be able to select one of the three Control Panels that we’re offering – cPanel, DirectAdmin and Hepsia. Any server ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel comes with InnoDB pre-installed, so you will not need to install this MySQL storage engine manually to be able to run PHP-based apps that need it. InnoDB is used by scalable apps and since a dedicated server will provide you with all the resources that you require in order to run large-scale websites, it is rather possible that you will use InnoDB. You will be able to use other engines as well, so in case a certain application requires MyISAM rather than InnoDB, you won’t have to deal with any obstacle while managing it. The engine that will be used will be detected automatically when the app installation begins, so you will not have to update any setting manually whatsoever.