Become aware of what a database engine is, what exactly are the pros of the InnoDB engine and why it's gaining so much global popularity.
InnoDB is a popular storage engine for the MySQL relational database management system. It is an alternative to the default MyISAM engine and it has got lots of strong sides that have made it the preferred engine for lots of open-source script-based applications, including Joomla™ and Magento, which have switched over to InnoDB permanently. For example, importing huge data volumes will be faster with InnoDB, since it locks only a single database row to carry out a particular operation, not the entire database table, which makes the engine perfect for scalable apps. InnoDB also supports foreign keys and transactions – these refer to the way in which the information is treated. Put simply, appending new or updating existing data will either be entirely completed, or will be canceled and the operation will be rolled back if a given problem shows up in the meantime, which is why the content that remains in the database will not be damaged.
InnoDB in Shared Website Hosting
You’ll be able to activate any script-driven web app that requires InnoDB in case you have a shared website hosting plan
with our company, as the database engine is available on our avant-garde cloud hosting platform by default. During the app activation – manual or automatic, InnoDB will be selected as the default engine and the setup will continue impeccably in case this engine is required. You can activate apps which require the MyISAM engine without any obstacles as well and, again, the engine will be selected automatically, so you won’t have to change anything manually at any moment. What’s more, we’ll also carry out regular backups of all the databases that you’ve got in the shared hosting account, so if you erase or overwrite anything, we can easily restore it the way it was on any of the past 7 days.
InnoDB in Semi-dedicated Servers
InnoDB is included with each of our semi-dedicated plans
by default, so the moment you get a new account, you can move on and activate any open-source script-powered software application that requires this 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 begin installing an application manually, or decide to take advantage of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel-integrated app installer, the engine for the database will be chosen on the basis of the requirements of the respective app. This will allow you to install and run InnoDB-specific apps without encountering any problem and without the need to configure any settings in your account. To take no chances, we’ll always keep a 1-week-old backup of all your MySQL databases, so if you erase or change any content by mistake, we can quickly retrieve it.
InnoDB in Dedicated Servers
Our Hepsia hosting Control Panel is among the features which you can choose on the order page when you purchase a dedicated server
from us. Since this is the most powerful kind of website hosting, it is very likely that you will manage popular sites that will draw many individuals, and since InnoDB is one of the best choices for such Internet sites, we’ll activate it together with all the other software applications that are available with a Hepsia-managed server. When you set up a brand-new MySQL database in your dedicated server account, there won’t be any active database engine till you start installing an open-source script, whether manually via your Internet browser or using the automatic scripts installer that is included in the Control Panel. The required engine will be recognized automatically and will be set for that database, so you can use scripts that need InnoDB, as well as ones that need MyISAM – the default MySQL engine, without the need to deal with any impediment.