InnoDB is a popular database storage engine for the MySQL RDBMS. It’s an alternative to the default engine – MyISAM, and it has many strengths which make it the preferred engine for numerous open-source script-driven web applications, such as Magento and Joomla, which have shifted over to InnoDB for good. For example, adding enormous amounts of data will be much faster with InnoDB, since it locks only a single row to accomplish a given task, not the entire table, which makes the engine ideal for scalable apps. It also supports foreign keys and database transactions – these refer to the way in which the info is handled. Put simply, importing new or updating existing data will either be thoroughly completed, or will be annulled and the procedure will be rolled back in case a given issue appears during the process, so the content that remains in the database won’t be lost.

InnoDB in Web Hosting

You can run any script-driven application that needs InnoDB if you have a web hosting plan with our company, as the database engine is available on our avant-garde cloud web hosting platform as standard. During the app installation – manual or automatic, InnoDB will be selected as the default engine and the setup will proceed impeccably if this engine is required. You can install apps that use the MyISAM engine without any problems as well and, again, the engine will be selected automatically, so you won’t have to edit any setting manually at any moment. In addition, we’ll also generate daily backups of all the MySQL databases that you have in your shared hosting account, so if you erase or overwrite anything, we can quickly get it back to the way it was on any of the previous seven days.