See what a database engine is, what are the benefits of the InnoDB engine and why it is gaining so much popularity.
InnoDB is a database engine for MySQL databases, which is used by widespread PHP-based applications like Magento and Joomla™ 3. It’s ideal for scalable applications, since it performs really well when managing immense amounts of data. Rather than locking the whole table to insert new information in a database like many other engines do, InnoDB locks only one database row, so it can carry out much more operations for the same length of time. Also, InnoDB offers a better database crash recovery and supports transactions and foreign key constraints – rules that determine how data imports and modifications should be treated. If a particular task hasn’t been thoroughly completed for any reason, the action will be rolled back. Thus, the content in the database will be preserved undamaged and will not be partially mixed with newly imported content.
InnoDB in Cloud Hosting
While InnoDB is either a paid upgrade or it is not available at all with other hosting providers, it is an essential part of the default set of features that we’re offering with our cloud hosting
plans. If you’d like to use a script-driven web application that needs InnoDB specifically, in order to be activated and to perform properly, you will not experience any impediments since the MySQL database engine is available on our in-house built cloud hosting platform. Irrespective of whether you create a new MySQL database and activate an app manually or use our single-click app installer software instrument, InnoDB will be selected automatically by our platform as the default engine if the particular application needs it instead of MyISAM. In addition to the exceptional database failure recovery that InnoDB offers, we also perform regular backups of all databases, so that we can swiftly restore any database in your shared account.
InnoDB in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You can use a PHP script-based app that requires InnoDB with all of our semi-dedicated server
plans, because all the accounts are set up on our advanced cloud platform where the MySQL database engine is installed. A new database can be set up in two separate ways – manually from the Database Manager section of the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, or automatically – in case you use our one-click application installer. In either case, the needed engine will be selected automatically as soon as the application’s activation starts, so you won’t have to configure anything manually, regardless of whether the application needs InnoDB or the more frequently used MyISAM. Furthermore, we will always be able to recover any of your databases if you unintentionally erase one, as we create a couple of database backups every day, each of which is preserved for 1 whole week.
InnoDB in VPS Hosting
If you choose a virtual private server
with our Hepsia hosting Control Panel, the InnoDB database storage engine will be an essential part of the default software pack that will be installed on your Virtual Private Server before we give it to you. You won’t need to configure anything manually and you will be able to install and use any PHP script-based software app that needs InnoDB once your Virtual Private Server is set up, which takes no more than one hour after the order procedure itself. A few engines are offered, so every time you create a database via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, a specific engine will be selected once the app installation commences and our system will automatically detect which engine is required by the app in question. If you have to use MyISAM, for instance, you will not need to do anything different than installing the app of your preference, whether manually or using our app installer.
InnoDB in Dedicated Web Hosting
When you order a new dedicated server
, you’ll be able to choose one of the 3 Control Panels offered by us – Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel. Any dedicated server ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel comes with InnoDB pre-activated, so you won’t need to activate this database storage engine manually so as to be able to manage PHP script-powered web apps that need it. InnoDB is used by scalable apps and since a dedicated server will provide you with all the system resources that you need in order to run very large Internet sites, it is rather likely that you’ll resort to InnoDB. You’ll be able to make use of other engines as well, so in case a certain application requires MyISAM instead of InnoDB, you will not experience any impediment while running it. The engine that will be used will be detected automatically as soon as the app installation starts, so you will not have to modify any setting manually at any time.