InnoDB is a popular database storage engine for the MySQL relational database management system. It is an alternative to the default MyISAM engine and it has a lot of strong sides which make it the preferred engine for lots of script-driven software applications, including Joomla and Magento, which have shifted over to InnoDB permanently. For instance, adding enormous data volumes will be much faster with InnoDB, because it locks only one database row to complete a specific operation, not the entire table, which makes the engine excellent for scalable applications. It also supports foreign keys and database transactions – these refer to the manner in which the information is treated. In simpler words, adding new or editing existing data will either be thoroughly completed, or will be aborted and the operation will be rolled back in case a certain problem shows up in the meantime, hence the content that remains in the database will not be damaged.

InnoDB in Web Hosting

You’ll be able to make use of any open-source script-driven web app that requires InnoDB in case you have a Linux web hosting package with us, as the MySQL storage engine is available on our cutting-edge cloud website hosting platform as standard. Throughout the app installation – manual or automatic, InnoDB will be selected as the default engine and the setup process will proceed flawlessly if this engine is required. You can run applications that need the MyISAM engine without encountering any obstacle as well and, once again, the engine will be pre-selected, so you won’t have to configure anything manually at any point. Furthermore, we’ll also create daily backups of all the MySQL databases that you have in your shared account, so in case you delete or overwrite anything, we can quickly restore it the way it was on any of the past 7 days.

InnoDB in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can activate a PHP-based app that needs InnoDB with any of our semi-dedicated server plans, due to the fact that all the accounts are created on our avant-garde cloud web hosting platform where the database engine is installed. A new database can be created in two different ways – manually through the Database Manager section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, or automatically – in case you use our 1-click app installer tool. Either way, the needed engine will be picked automatically once the activation of the application starts, so you will not need to change anything manually, regardless of whether the application needs InnoDB or the more widely used MyISAM. On top of that, we will always be able to retrieve any of your databases if you accidentally remove one, as we carry out several backups every day, each of which is saved for one week.

InnoDB in Dedicated Hosting

Our Hepsia Control Panel is one of the features that you can pick on the order page when you purchase a dedicated server from us. Since this is the most powerful kind of hosting, it’s rather likely that you’ll manage highly popular Internet sites that will attract lots of people, and since InnoDB is one of the best options for such websites, we will install it along with all the other software apps that come with a Hepsia-managed dedicated server. If you set up a new MySQL database in your dedicated server account, there won’t be any active MySQL database storage engine till you begin installing an open-source PHP script, whether manually through your Internet browser or using the automatic scripts installation tool that is integrated into the Control Panel. The needed engine will be automatically recognized and will be set for that database, so you can make use of scripts that require InnoDB, as well as ones that need MyISAM, the default MySQL engine, without needing to deal with any difficulty.