InnoDB is a MySQL database storage engine, which has been gaining popularity lately, because it provides a significantly better overall performance and an improved crash recovery compared to the default engine that is used by the MySQL relational database management system – MyISAM. InnoDB is preferred by plenty of developers that write scalable applications, since it works better with large volumes of data, while it keeps the server load low. In addition, it locks only one database row in case anything should be modified, whereas many other engines lock the entire database table and thus need more time to fulfill multiple consecutive tasks. Last, but not least, InnoDB follows a set of "all-or-nothing" rules – in case the entire data modification process cannot be completed successfully for any reason, the action is rolled back to avoid confusion or data loss. Magento and the newest editions of Joomla are two instances of popular open-source script-powered apps that have switched over to InnoDB.

InnoDB in Cloud Web Hosting

You will be able to activate any open-source script-driven app that needs InnoDB in case you have a Linux cloud web hosting with our company, as the database storage engine is available on our leading-edge cloud hosting platform by default. During the app installation – manual or automatic, InnoDB will be selected as the default engine and the setup process will continue impeccably in case this engine is required. You can install applications that require the MyISAM engine without encountering any obstacle as well and, again, the engine will be selected automatically, so you won’t need to edit any setting manually at any moment. What’s more, we’ll also generate regular backups of all the MySQL databases that you’ve got in your shared account, so if you erase or overwrite something, we can quickly get it back to the way it was on any of the previous 7 days.

InnoDB in Dedicated Hosting

InnoDB comes as standard with all Linux dedicated hosting that are ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel. It’s included in the standard software bundle that will be pre-installed on all Hepsia-equipped dedicated servers, so once your machine is up and running, you’ll be able to log in and to install any open-source script-powered application that needs this storage engine. If you create a new MySQL database through the hosting Control Panel, there won’t be any activated engine till you start installing an app. Once the app setup wizard begins inserting data into the newly created database, the engine will be chosen automatically on the basis of the prerequisites of the specific app, so you can use both InnoDB and MyISAM without the need to select either one explicitly at any moment. In this way, you can make use of a broad variety of applications for your websites.