InnoDB is a database storage engine for MySQL relational databases, which is used by widely used PHP-powered applications like Joomla 3.x and Magento. It is ideal for scalable apps, since it works really well when managing immense amounts of data. Rather than locking the entire table to add new information to a database like many other engines do, InnoDB locks only one database row, so it can handle much more operations for the same period of time. Additionally, InnoDB offers a better crash recovery and supports transactions and foreign key constraints – a set of rules that define how data inserts and modifications should be treated. If a particular operation hasn’t been fully completed for some 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 Cloud Web Hosting

While InnoDB is either not available or a paid upgrade with many other website hosting service providers, it is part of the standard set of features that we are offering with our cloud web hosting plans. In case you would like to use an open-source script-powered web application that needs InnoDB specifically, in order to be activated and to perform properly, you won’t have to deal with any obstacles as the storage engine is available on our custom cloud web hosting platform. Regardless of whether you create a new MySQL database and install an application manually or take advantage of our one-click app installer tool, InnoDB will be selected automatically by our system as the default engine if the given application needs it instead of MyISAM. Besides the exceptional database crash recovery offered by InnoDB, we also perform regular database backups, so that we can swiftly recover any MySQL database in your shared account.

InnoDB in VPS Servers

All VPS plans that are ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel come with InnoDB already installed, so you’ll be able to make use of any PHP-powered application that needs the database storage engine without needing to configure anything manually. You can pick Hepsia on the VPS configuration page and your new VPS server will be up and running within the hour, so you can sign in and begin setting up your web sites right away. When you create a brand-new database and start the app activation process, our system will pick the engine for this MySQL database automatically. Thus, you can use various applications at the same time without the need to change anything on the Virtual Private Server. You can have a WordPress-driven personal blog that uses MyISAM – the default MySQL engine, and a Magento-driven online store that uses InnoDB, for example.