Find what a database engine is, what exactly are the advantages of the InnoDB engine and why it's gaining a lot of worldwide popularity.
InnoDB is a database storage engine for MySQL relational databases, which is used by famous PHP script-powered software applications such as Magento and Joomla™ 3. It’s excellent for scalable apps, since it works incredibly well when handling immense amounts of data. Rather than locking the entire table to import new information into a database like many other engines do, InnoDB locks only one row, so it can complete a lot more tasks for the same length of time. Furthermore, InnoDB offers a better crash recovery and supports transactions and foreign keys – a set of rules that determine how data imports and modifications should be treated. In case a particular operation hasn’t been thoroughly completed for some reason, the action will be rolled back. Thus, the information in the database will be kept undamaged and won’t be partially merged with newly appended content.
InnoDB in Hosting
While InnoDB is either not available or a paid upgrade with other web hosting companies, it’s an essential part of the default set of services that we are offering with our hosting
packages. In case you would like to make use of a script-powered app that requires InnoDB specifically, in order to be installed and to operate correctly, you will not encounter any difficulties as the database engine is available on our custom-developed cloud website hosting platform. Regardless of whether you create a brand-new MySQL database and activate an application manually or take advantage of our 1-click app installer software instrument, InnoDB will be selected automatically by our platform as the default engine if the particular app requires it instead of MyISAM. Besides the exceptional database crash recovery offered by InnoDB, we also perform daily database backups, so we can swiftly restore any MySQL database in your shared hosting account.
InnoDB in Semi-dedicated Hosting
InnoDB is included with each of our semi-dedicated services
by default, so as soon as you order a new account, you can go on and install any PHP script-powered web application that needs this particular MySQL storage engine. A number of engines are installed on our cloud website hosting platform, so when you set up a brand new MySQL database and begin installing an app manually, or decide to make use of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel-integrated app installer tool, the engine for the database will be chosen on the basis of the specific app’s prerequisites. This will allow you to activate and run InnoDB-specific applications without any predicaments and without needing to edit any settings in your semi-dedicated account. To take no chances, we’ll always keep a seven-day-old backup of all your databases, so if you erase or alter any content accidentally, we can swiftly rescue it.
InnoDB in VPS Hosting
All Linux VPS hosting services
that are ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel come with InnoDB pre-installed, so you’ll be able to run any script-powered software app that requires the database storage engine without having to configure anything manually. You can pick Hepsia on the VPS order page and your brand new VPS server will be set up within 1 hour, so you can sign in and begin setting up your Internet sites right away. Once you set up a new MySQL database and start the app activation process, our system will select the engine for this MySQL database automatically. In this way, you can install various apps simultaneously without the need to modify anything on the VPS server. You can set up a WordPress-based weblog that uses the default MySQL engine – MyISAM, and a Magento-driven e-commerce site that uses the InnoDB engine, for example.
InnoDB in Dedicated Web Hosting
All Linux dedicated web hosting
ordered with our custom-developed Hepsia Control Panel come with a software package that’s pre-activated and besides everything else, you’ll get the InnoDB storage engine, so you won’t need to activate it manually if you would like to use open-source PHP scripts that require it. All it takes to activate such a script is to create a new database and to begin the installation process – once the script installation wizard receives access to the database in question and begins entering content into it, InnoDB will be set as the default engine for this database provided that it is the one needed by the script. You’ll also be able to use scripts that require the other popular MySQL engine, MyISAM, so you will not have to edit any settings on the dedicated server. This will allow you to use a variety of scripts on a single machine and to use the latter to its fullest capabilities.