InnoDB is a database storage engine for MySQL relational databases, which is used by well known PHP-powered apps like Magento and Joomla™ 3.x. It is ideal for scalable applications, as it works remarkably well when handling immense volumes of data. Instead of locking the whole database table to append new information to a database like many other engines do, InnoDB locks only one row, so it can carry out a lot more tasks for the same period of time. Furthermore, InnoDB offers a much faster database crash recovery and supports database transactions and foreign key constraints – rules that specify how data imports and modifications should be handled. If a certain operation has not been entirely completed for whatever reason, the action will be rolled back. In this way, the database content will remain undamaged and will not be partially merged with newly entered content.
InnoDB in Cloud Website Hosting
While InnoDB is either not available or a paid upgrade with many other hosting service providers, it’s included in the default set of services that we are offering with our cloud website hosting
packages. If you want to use an open-source script-driven web application that requires InnoDB specifically, in order to be activated and to work properly, you won’t encounter any impediments since the database storage engine is available on our custom-developed cloud Internet hosting platform. Irrespective of whether you set up a brand new database and install an app manually or take advantage of our 1-click application installer tool, InnoDB will be selected automatically by our platform as the default engine if the given application requires InnoDB rather than MyISAM. Besides the exceptional crash recovery offered by InnoDB, we also generate daily database backups, so that we can swiftly restore any MySQL database in your shared hosting account.
InnoDB in Semi-dedicated Servers
InnoDB is included with all our semi-dedicated servers
by default, so the moment you order a new account, you can go ahead and activate any PHP script-based application that needs this particular database storage engine. A number of engines are installed on our cloud website hosting platform, so when you create a brand-new database and start installing an application manually, or opt to use the Hepsia hosting Control Panel-integrated application installer, the engine for the database will be chosen on the basis of the prerequisites of the particular app. This will permit you to activate and run InnoDB-specific apps without having to deal with any impediment and without having to configure any settings in your account. To be on the safe side, we’ll always have a one-week-old backup of all your databases, so if you erase or alter any content by mistake, we can quickly retrieve it.
InnoDB in VPS Servers
If our custom-developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel is chosen during the signup process for your new VPS hosting plans
, InnoDB will be installed on the Virtual Private Server along with other essential pieces of software, so you won’t have to do anything if you decide to use PHP-driven software apps that require this MySQL storage engine. The default MySQL engine, MyISAM, will be installed too. You can create a brand new database and start installing the app manually or using our one-click installer tool. The system will recognize the engine that the particular app requires and will set it for the specific MySQL database, so the installation process will proceed flawlessly and the app can enter its data into that database. In this way, you can activate apps with different prerequisites regarding the MySQL engine without having to make any modifications on your server.
InnoDB in Dedicated Servers
When you buy a new dedicated server
, you will be able to pick one of the three hosting Control Panels offered by our company – cPanel, Hepsia and DirectAdmin. Any server ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel comes with InnoDB pre-installed, so you won’t have to enable this MySQL database engine manually so as to be able to use open-source script-based web apps that require it. InnoDB is used by scalable applications and since a dedicated server will provide you with all the resources that you require to manage large-size sites, it is quite likely that you will use InnoDB. You’ll be able to use other engines too, so if a certain application needs MyISAM rather than InnoDB, you won’t have to deal with any difficulty while using it. The engine that will be used will be recognized automatically when the app installation process commences, so you will not have to change any setting manually at any point.