Discover what a database engine is, what exactly are the advantages of the InnoDB engine and why it's gaining a lot of popularity.
InnoDB is a popular database engine for the MySQL database management system. It is an alternative to the default MyISAM engine and it has got a number of upsides that have made it the engine of choice for lots of PHP-based applications, such as Joomla™ and Magento, which have shifted over to InnoDB permanently. For example, adding large data volumes will be faster with InnoDB, due to the fact that it locks only one row to perform a certain task, not the entire table, which makes the engine ideal for scalable applications. InnoDB also supports foreign keys and database transactions – these refer to the manner in which the info is treated. In simpler words, adding new or editing existent data will either be fully completed, or will be annulled and the operation will be rolled back if a certain issue shows up during the process, which is why the content that remains in the database will not be lost.
InnoDB in Cloud Website Hosting
You will be able to make use of any PHP script-powered app that needs InnoDB in case you have a cloud website hosting plan
with our company, as the MySQL database engine is available on our innovative cloud website hosting platform by default. During the app activation – manual or automatic, InnoDB will be selected as the default engine and the setup process will continue impeccably if this engine is required. You can activate applications that use the MyISAM engine without encountering any difficulty as well and, once again, the engine will be pre-selected, so you will not need to edit any setting manually at any moment. In addition, we will also create daily backups of all the MySQL databases that you have in the shared web hosting account, so if you erase or overwrite anything, we can easily get it back to the way it was on any of the previous seven days.
InnoDB in Semi-dedicated Servers
InnoDB is included with all our semi-dedicated plans
by default, so as soon as you get a new account, you can move on and activate any PHP script-driven web app that needs this database storage engine. A couple of engines are installed on our cloud platform, so when you create a brand new database and start installing an app manually, or opt to take advantage of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel-integrated app installer tool, the engine for the database will be selected depending on the requirements of the app in question. This will permit you to install and run InnoDB-specific apps without needing to cope with any obstacle and without the need to edit any settings in your account. To avoid any risk, we’ll always have a 7-day-old backup of all your databases, so if you remove or alter any content by accident, we can swiftly restore it.
InnoDB in Dedicated Servers
Our Hepsia Control Panel is among the options which you can choose on the server configuration page when you buy a dedicated server
from us. Since this is the most powerful kind of web hosting, it’s rather likely that you’ll manage very popular Internet sites that will draw many visitors, and since InnoDB is among the best options for such Internet sites, we will activate it along with all the other software apps that are available with a Hepsia-equipped dedicated server. When you create a new database in your account, there won’t be any active storage engine until you begin installing an open-source PHP script, whether manually through your web browser or using the automatic script installer tool that is available in the Control Panel. The needed engine will be recognized and will be set for that database, so you can run scripts that need InnoDB, as well as ones that need MyISAM – the default MySQL engine, without needing to cope with any problem.