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.

InnoDB in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you create a brand-new MySQL database through the Control Panel included with each of our semi-dedicated server plans and you begin installing a script-powered software app either manually or using our single-click app installer, the database storage engine will be set automatically based on the requirements of the particular app. Since InnoDB is available on the cloud platform where your new semi-dedicated hosting account will be set up, it will be set as the default engine for any application that needs it without the need for any manual intervention on your end at any time. To prevent any chance of losing data if you update an application or if you erase a database by mistake, we’ll generate a backup of all your databases each day, so if anything goes wrong, we can restore your data.

InnoDB in VPS Servers

If you get a VPS server from our company, you’ll be able to make use of our in-house developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel to manage your web content. A Hepsia-equipped Virtual Private Server will allow you to manage any script-driven software application that needs InnoDB, as the database engine is an essential part of the software bundle that will be pre-installed on the Virtual Private Server during its setup. When you set up a brand-new database using the Control Panel, you’ll simply have to begin installing an app – manually or using our app installer. InnoDB will be set as the default engine as long as the application in question needs it, so you won’t have to do anything else in your VPS account. Correspondingly, if a certain application requires MyISAM, it will be automatically set as the default engine for this concrete MySQL database.

InnoDB in Dedicated Servers

If you get a new dedicated server, you will be able to select one of the three Control Panels offered by us – cPanel, Hepsia and DirectAdmin. Each dedicated server ordered with Hepsia comes with InnoDB pre-activated, so you won’t need to activate this storage engine manually in order to be able to use script-powered applications that require it. InnoDB is used for scalable applications and since a dedicated server will provide you with all the system resources that you require in order to run large-size sites, it’s very possible that you’ll use InnoDB. You will be able to make use of other engines too, so if a certain application needs MyISAM rather than InnoDB, you will not have to deal with any predicament while managing it. The engine that will be used will be automatically recognized when the app installation starts, so you won’t need to edit any settings manually at any point.