InnoDB is a database engine for MySQL relational databases, which is used by widely used PHP-based web apps such as Magento and Joomla 3. It’s perfect for scalable apps, as it works stunningly well when handling enormous volumes of data. Instead of locking the entire table to enter new information into a database like many other engines do, InnoDB locks only one row, so it can perform much more operations for the same length of time. What’s more, InnoDB offers a better database failure recovery and supports database transactions and foreign keys – a set of rules that indicate how data imports and updates should be handled. If a certain task hasn’t been entirely completed for whatever reason, the action will be rolled back. Thus, the content in the database will be kept intact and will not be partially merged with newly entered content.
InnoDB in Shared Hosting
You’ll be able to activate any PHP-based software app that needs InnoDB in case you have a shared plan with our company, as the MySQL database storage engine is present on our innovative cloud website 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 if this engine is required. You can install applications that need the MyISAM engine without encountering any obstacle as well and, once again, the engine will be pre-selected, so you will not have to edit any setting manually at any moment. What’s more, we’ll also make daily backups of all the databases that you’ve got in your shared hosting account, so in case you delete or overwrite anything, we can swiftly restore it 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 part of the standard software bundle that will be installed on your Virtual Private Server before we hand it over to you. You will not need to set up anything manually and you’ll be able to install and run any PHP script-based web app that needs InnoDB once your VPS is ready, which takes no more than one hour after the order submission procedure itself. A number of engines are available, so every time you create a MySQL database through the Hepsia Control Panel, a particular engine will be activated when the app activation process starts and our system will recognize the engine that is required by the application in question. If you have to use MyISAM, for instance, you will not need to do anything different than installing the application of your preference, whether manually or using our application installer.
InnoDB in Dedicated Servers
All Linux dedicated servers ordered with our custom Hepsia Control Panel come with a software bundle that’s pre-activated and besides everything else, you’ll get the InnoDB database engine, so you won’t have to add it manually if you need to run open-source PHP scripts that need it. All it takes to run such a script is to create a new MySQL database and to initiate the installation process – as soon as the setup wizard gets access to the database and begins entering content into it, InnoDB will be set as the default MySQL engine for this database on the condition that it is the one needed by the particular script. You will also be able to run scripts that need MyISAM – the other popular MySQL engine, so you won’t need to change any settings on the server. This will enable you to activate a variety of scripts on one single machine and to use the latter to its fullest capabilities.