InnoDB is a popular storage engine for the MySQL relational database management system. It is an alternative to the default engine – MyISAM, and it has got a lot of pluses that have made it the engine of choice for numerous PHP script-based web applications, including Magento and Joomla, which have shifted over to InnoDB permanently. For example, importing immense data volumes will be faster with InnoDB, since it locks only one database row to carry out an operation, not the entire database table, which makes the engine ideal for scalable apps. InnoDB also supports foreign keys and transactions – these refer to the manner in which the data is handled. Put simply, importing new or modifying existing data will either be entirely completed, or will be canceled and the operation will be rolled back in case any problem appears in the meantime, which is why the content that remains in the database will not be lost.
InnoDB in Website Hosting
You will be able to make use of any PHP script-based web application that requires InnoDB if you have a Linux website hosting service with us, as the storage engine is available on our avant-garde cloud website hosting platform as standard. During the app activation – manual or automatic, InnoDB will be selected as the default engine and the setup will continue flawlessly if this engine is needed. You can install applications which need the MyISAM engine without having to deal with any problem as well and, again, the engine will be pre-selected, so you won’t have to change any setting manually at any time. In addition, we will also carry out daily backups of all the databases that you’ve got in your shared account, so if you delete or overwrite something, we can easily get it back to the way it was on any of the previous 7 days.
InnoDB in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you create a brand-new MySQL database through the Control Panel coming with each of our semi-dedicated server accounts and you begin installing a PHP-powered software application either manually or using our one-click application installer tool, the database storage engine will be set automatically on the basis of the prerequisites of the given app. As InnoDB is available on the cloud platform where your new account will be created, it will be set as the default engine for each application that requires it without any manual action required on your end at any moment. To avoid any risk of losing data if you update an app or if you delete a database unintentionally, we’ll generate backups of all your MySQL databases every day, so if anything goes wrong, we can retrieve your data.
InnoDB in VPS Hosting
If you select a virtual private server with our Hepsia hosting Control Panel, the InnoDB storage engine will be an essential part of the software bundle that will be pre-installed on your Virtual Private Server before we hand it over to you. You will not need to activate anything manually and you’ll be able to install and use any open-source script-based software application that needs InnoDB once your VPS server is up and running, which takes no more than one hour after the order submission itself. A number of engines are available, so every time you create a MySQL database using the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, a specific engine will be picked once the app installation starts and our system will recognize which engine is required by the application in question. In case you need to use MyISAM, for instance, you will not have to do anything different from installing the chosen app, whether manually or using our application installer tool.
InnoDB in Dedicated Web Hosting
If you get a new dedicated server, you’ll be able to select one of the 3 hosting Control Panels offered by us – Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel. Any dedicated server ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel comes with InnoDB pre-installed, so you will not have to activate this MySQL storage engine manually so as to be able to run PHP-powered web apps that need it. InnoDB is used by scalable apps and since a dedicated server will offer you all the server resources that you need in order to run large-size websites, it is pretty possible that you’ll resort to InnoDB. You will be able to use other engines as well, so if a certain application requires MyISAM instead of InnoDB, you won’t come across any complication while running it. The engine that will be used will be detected automatically once the app installation process begins, so you won’t have to fine-tune any settings manually at any time.