Discover what a database engine is, what exactly are the advantages of the InnoDB engine and why it is gaining so much worldwide popularity.
InnoDB is a MySQL storage engine, which has been gaining in popularity lately, as it provides a better overall performance and a faster database crash recovery compared to the default engine used by the MySQL database management system – MyISAM. InnoDB is used by plenty of developers that run scalable applications, as it works better with enormous data volumes, while it keeps the server load at a minimum. What’s more, it locks only a single database row in case any information should be updated, whereas lots of other engines lock the entire table and therefore need more time to complete multiple sequential tasks. Last, but not least, InnoDB obeys the "all-or-nothing" rule – in case the modification of the entire data cannot be completed for whatever reason, the operation is rolled back to prevent scrambling or the loss of data. Magento and the latest Joomla™ releases are two examples of widely used PHP-powered software applications which have switched to InnoDB.
InnoDB in Cloud Hosting
InnoDB is available with all our Linux cloud hosting service
by default, not upon request or as a paid upgrade, so you will be able to install and manage any PHP script-based software app which requires the database engine without encountering any impediment once you activate your shared website hosting account. InnoDB will be selected automatically as the default engine for a particular MySQL database during the app installation process, regardless of whether you make use of our one-click installer or create the MySQL database and install the application manually, on the condition that the app requires InnoDB instead of the more famous MyISAM engine. We will create daily backups of all your databases, so you can rest assured that you won’t ever lose any data in case you delete a database unintentionally or you overwrite some essential info – you just need to inform us and we’ll restore your content back to normal.
InnoDB in Semi-dedicated Servers
You can use a PHP-driven web application that needs InnoDB with all of our semi-dedicated server
packages, as all the accounts are created on our cutting-edge cloud platform where the database engine is installed. A new database can be created in two ways – manually from the Database Manager section of the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, or automatically – if you take advantage of our one-click application installer tool. Either way, the required engine will be chosen automatically as soon as the app’s installation begins, so you will not have to modify anything manually, irrespective of whether the app requires InnoDB or the more commonly used MyISAM. In addition, we’ll always be able to restore any of your MySQL databases in case you unintentionally delete one, as we generate a couple of MySQL database backups every day, each of which is stored for 1 week.
InnoDB in VPS Servers
In case our custom-built Hepsia Control Panel is picked during the registration process for a new VPS servers
, InnoDB will be activated on the server along with other required software, so you won’t need to do anything if you choose to make use of script-based web apps that need this MySQL database storage engine. MyISAM – the default MySQL engine, will be installed too. You can create a brand new database and begin the app installation manually or through our 1-click installation tool. The system will recognize the engine that the application in question requires and will set it for the specific database, so the installation will continue flawlessly and the application can enter its content into that database. In this way, you can make use of apps with various prerequisites with regard to the MySQL engine without making any changes on your server.
InnoDB in Dedicated Servers
InnoDB comes as standard with all dedicated servers
ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel. It is an essential part of the software bundle that we install on all Hepsia-managed servers, so once your machine is ready, you’ll be able to sign in and to install any kind of open-source script-powered app that needs this storage engine. When you create a new MySQL database through the hosting Control Panel, there won’t be any activated engine until you start installing an application. Once the app setup wizard begins dumping content in the newly created database, the engine will be selected automatically depending on the given app’s prerequisites, so you can use both InnoDB and MyISAM without having to select either one of them explicitly at any point. Therefore, you can use an immense collection of apps for your Internet sites.