InnoDB is a database storage engine for MySQL databases, which is used by widely used open-source script-based software applications such as Magento and Joomla 3. It is ideal for scalable applications, because it works remarkably well when processing huge amounts of data. Instead of locking the entire table to add new information to a database as many other engines do, InnoDB locks only one row, so it can execute a lot more tasks for the same period of time. What’s more, InnoDB offers a better database crash recovery and supports database transactions and foreign keys – a set of rules that define how data inserts and modifications should be handled. In case a specific operation has not been fully completed for whatever reason, the action will be rolled back. Thus, the information in the database will be kept safe and sound and will not be partially mixed with newly imported content.

InnoDB in Shared Hosting

InnoDB is offered with all our Linux shared hosting by default, not upon request or as a paid upgrade, so you can install and run any open-source script-driven application that needs the MySQL database engine without encountering any difficulty as soon as you open your shared web hosting account. InnoDB will be selected automatically as the default engine for a specific MySQL database during the app activation, irrespective of whether you take advantage of our single-click installer or create the MySQL database and install the application manually, provided that the app requires it instead of the more popular MyISAM engine. We’ll maintain regular backups of all your MySQL databases, so you can be certain that you’ll never lose any data if you erase a database by accident or you overwrite some vital info – you’ll just need to notify us and we’ll restore everything back to normal.

InnoDB in Dedicated Hosting

Our Hepsia Control Panel is one of the options which you can select on the order form when you buy a dedicated server from us. As this is the most powerful kind of web hosting, it is quite likely that you will manage highly popular Internet sites that will draw many individuals, and since InnoDB is one of the best options for such Internet sites, we will activate it along with all the other software applications that are available with a Hepsia-equipped dedicated server. If you set up a brand-new database in your dedicated account, there won’t be any active storage engine till you begin installing a script, whether manually through your web browser or using the automatic scripts installer that is available in the hosting Control Panel. The required engine will be detected and will be set for the database in question, so you can activate scripts that require InnoDB, as well as ones that need the default MySQL engine, MyISAM, without any difficulty.