Find what a database engine is, what are the pros of the InnoDB engine and why it's gaining a lot of popularity.
InnoDB is a database engine for MySQL databases, which is used by popular open-source script-based software applications such as Magento and Joomla™ v3. It’s ideal for scalable apps, because it performs incredibly well when managing large data volumes. Rather than locking the whole table to enter new information into a database as many other engines do, InnoDB locks only one row, so it can carry out much more operations for the same period of time. What’s more, InnoDB offers a better crash recovery and supports transactions and foreign key constraints – rules that indicate how data inserts and modifications should be treated. In case a certain task has not been entirely completed for whatever reason, the action will be rolled back. In this way, the information in the database will stay intact and will not be partially merged with newly entered content.
InnoDB in Shared Website Hosting
Every PHP script-driven web app that needs InnoDB will run flawlessly on our cutting-edge cloud platform and the MySQL database engine is offered with all our shared website hosting
plans. Whenever you create a database manually or our app installer tool creates one automatically and an app installation process is started, the engine that the database will use will be selected on the basis of the app’s specifications without having to change any setting in your shared web hosting account. InnoDB will be chosen automatically for any app that requires this particular engine and you’ll be able to make the most of its full capacity. We’ll generate regular content backups, so in case you accidentally delete a database that’s important to you or you overwrite a certain part of it, we will be able to restore your data the way it was just a couple of hours ago.
InnoDB in Semi-dedicated Servers
InnoDB is available with all our semi-dedicated plans
by default, so as soon as you create a new account, you can go ahead and activate any PHP-based application that requires the MySQL database engine. A couple of engines are pre-installed on our cloud web hosting platform, so when you set up a brand new MySQL database and start installing an application manually, or opt to take advantage of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel-integrated application installer, the engine for the database will be chosen on the basis of the specific app’s prerequisites. This will permit you to activate and run InnoDB-specific applications without any impediments and without the need to change any settings in your account. To take no chances, we’ll always have a 7-day-old backup of all your databases, so if you erase or alter any content by accident, we can quickly rescue it.
InnoDB in VPS Servers
If you select a VPS server
with our Hepsia hosting Control Panel, the InnoDB database engine will be an integral part of the standard software bundle that will be installed on your VPS server before we give it to you. You will not have to configure anything manually and you will be able to enable and use any open-source script-powered app that needs InnoDB when your VPS is ready, which takes no more than one hour after the order procedure itself. A couple of engines are offered, so every time you create a MySQL database via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, a particular engine will be selected when the app activation process commences and our system will automatically detect the engine that is required by the app in question. If you need MyISAM, for instance, you won’t need to do anything different than installing the preferred app, whether manually or using our application installer.
InnoDB in Dedicated Servers
Our Hepsia hosting Control Panel is among the options which you can pick on the order page when you buy a dedicated server
from our company. Since this is the most powerful type of hosting, it is rather likely that you’ll manage highly popular websites that will attract many individuals, and since InnoDB is one of the very best options for such sites, we will install it together with all the other software applications that come with a Hepsia-managed dedicated server. When you set up a brand-new database in your dedicated server account, there won’t be any activated MySQL storage engine till you start installing an open-source PHP script, whether manually via your web browser or using the automatic scripts installer tool that is included in the Control Panel. The needed engine will be detected and will be assigned to that database, so you can activate scripts that need InnoDB, as well as ones that need the default MySQL engine – MyISAM, without having to deal with any difficulty.