InnoDB is a database storage engine for MySQL databases, which is used by widespread PHP-driven software apps such as Magento and Joomla 3. It’s perfect for scalable apps, as it performs stunningly well when managing huge data volumes. Rather than locking the entire table to import new information into a database as many other engines do, InnoDB locks only one database row, so it can carry out a lot more operations for the same period of time. In addition, InnoDB offers a much better crash recovery and supports database transactions and foreign keys – a set of rules that prescribe how data imports and updates should be handled. In case a specific task has not been fully completed for any reason, the action will be rolled back. In this way, the information in the database will stay safe and sound and won’t be partially mixed with newly appended content.
InnoDB in Website Hosting
While InnoDB is either a paid upgrade or it is not available at all with many other web hosts, it’s an integral part of the standard set of services offered with our website hosting plans. If you would like to make use of a PHP script-based app that requires InnoDB specifically, in order to be activated and to function properly, you won’t need to deal with any problems since the database storage engine is available on our custom-developed cloud web hosting platform. Irrespective of whether you create a brand new MySQL database and install 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 application needs InnoDB instead of MyISAM. In addition to the amazing database failure recovery that InnoDB is offering, we also generate regular database backups, so we can quickly restore any MySQL database in your shared web hosting account.