Find what a database engine is, what are the merits of the InnoDB engine and why it's gaining so much global popularity.
InnoDB is a MySQL storage engine, which has been gaining popularity lately, as it offers a better overall performance and an improved database failure recovery compared with the default engine used by the MySQL database management system – MyISAM. InnoDB is preferred by plenty of developers that create scalable web applications, due to the fact that it works much more efficiently with huge data volumes, while it keeps the server load low. Additionally, it locks only a single row in the database in case anything should be modified, whereas many other engines lock the entire table and thus need much more time to carry out several sequential tasks. Last, but not least, InnoDB adheres to the "all-or-nothing" rule – if the modification of the entire data cannot be completed successfully for whatever reason, the operation is rolled back to prevent confusion or the loss of data. Magento and the newest versions of Joomla™ are two instances of popular open-source script-driven software applications that have shifted over to InnoDB.
InnoDB in Cloud Hosting
You’ll be able to make use of any PHP-driven web application that needs InnoDB in case you have a cloud hosting
with us, as the storage engine is available on our cutting-edge cloud platform as standard. During the app installation – manual or automatic, InnoDB will be selected as the default engine and the setup process will continue impeccably if this engine is needed. You can activate apps which need the MyISAM engine without any problems as well and, again, the engine will be selected automatically, so you will not need to configure anything manually at any point. In addition, we will also perform daily backups of all the databases that you’ve got in your shared hosting account, so in case you delete or overwrite something, we can quickly restore it the way it was on any of the previous seven days.
InnoDB in Semi-dedicated Servers
All our semi-dedicated servers
include InnoDB and you’ll be able to make use of all the options offered by this database storage engine with any script-driven software app that needs it. InnoDB is among the engines that are available on our cloud platform, so the one that will be picked depends on the requirements of the given app. You won’t have to do anything manually to enable InnoDB, because it will be set as the default engine whenever you install an app – whether manually or using our 1-click application installer. To avoid any risk, we’ll keep regular backups of all your databases, so if something goes wrong following an upgrade or if you delete some content unintentionally, we will be able to restore your database the way it was on any of the past 7 days.
InnoDB in VPS Servers
If you get a VPS server
with our Hepsia Control Panel, the InnoDB storage engine will be an integral part of the software bundle that will be pre-installed on your VPS server before we give it to you. You will not need to configure anything manually and you’ll be able to enable and manage any open-source script-driven web app that requires InnoDB once your Virtual Private Server is set up, which takes no more than sixty minutes after the order submission procedure itself. A few engines are offered, so anytime you create a MySQL database using the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, a specific engine will be selected when the app activation process commences and our system will detect the engine that is required by the application in question. If you have to use MyISAM, for example, you will not need to do anything different than installing the desired application, whether manually or using our application installer.
InnoDB in Dedicated Servers
Our Hepsia Control Panel is one of the options that you can choose on the server order page when you buy a dedicated server
from our company. As this is the most powerful type of website hosting, it’s pretty likely that you will run popular websites that will attract plenty of visitors, and since InnoDB is among the best options for such sites, we will install it together with all the other software applications that come with a Hepsia-equipped server. If you set up a new MySQL database in your account, there won’t be any activated MySQL database engine till you start installing an open-source script, whether manually via your web browser or using the automatic script installer tool that is available in the hosting Control Panel. The needed engine will be automatically detected and will be assigned to that database, so you can make use of scripts that require InnoDB, as well as ones that need the default MySQL engine, MyISAM, without encountering any difficulty.