Discover what a database engine is, what exactly are the advantages of the InnoDB engine and why it is gaining that much worldwide popularity.
InnoDB is a MySQL database engine, which has been gaining popularity lately, because it provides a better overall performance and an improved database crash recovery compared with the default engine used by MySQL – MyISAM. InnoDB is used by plenty of devs that create scalable web applications, as it works more effectively with huge volumes of data, while it keeps the server load low. In addition, it it locks only one row in the database in case any information should be edited, while many other engines lock the entire database table and therefore require much more time to perform several sequential tasks. Last, but not least, InnoDB follows the "all-or-nothing" rule – in case the entire data modification procedure cannot be completed successfully for any reason, the operation is rolled back to prevent confusion or losing data. Magento and the latest Joomla™ versions are two instances of popular PHP-powered software applications which have switched over to InnoDB.
InnoDB in Cloud Website Hosting
InnoDB is available with all our cloud website hosting plans
by default, not upon request or as a paid upgrade, so you can activate and run any open-source script-powered software app that needs the database engine without the need to deal with any problem as soon as you activate your shared hosting account. InnoDB will be selected automatically as the default engine for a specific MySQL database during the app activation process, irrespective of whether you take advantage of our 1-click installer or create the database and activate the application manually, provided that the app requires it instead of the more famous MyISAM engine. We’ll store regular backups of all your databases, so you can be sure that you will never lose any content in case you erase a database by accident or you overwrite some key information – you will simply need to alert us and we’ll restore your database the way it was.
InnoDB in Semi-dedicated Servers
InnoDB is available with all our Linux semi-dedicated servers
by default, so once you purchase a new semi-dedicated account, you can move on and activate any open-source script-based web application that needs the storage engine. A couple of engines are pre-installed on our cloud hosting platform, so when you set up a brand new database and begin installing an app manually, or opt to take advantage of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel-integrated application installer, the engine for the database will be set depending on the specific app’s requirements. This will permit you to activate and manage InnoDB-specific applications without needing to cope with any difficulty and without needing to modify any settings in your semi-dedicated account. To be on the safe side, we will always have a 7-day-old backup of all your MySQL databases, so if you delete or change any content by accident, we can easily recover it.
InnoDB in VPS Servers
If you get a VPS server
with our Hepsia hosting Control Panel, the InnoDB database storage engine will be an indivisible part of the software pack that will be pre-installed on your server before we give it to you. You will not have to configure anything manually and you’ll be able to install and run any PHP-powered application that requires InnoDB as soon as your Virtual Private Server is ready, which takes no more than 60 minutes after the order process itself. A few engines are available, so every time you create a database using the Hepsia Control Panel, a particular engine will be picked when the app activation process starts and our system will automatically recognize the engine that is required by the app in question. If you have to use MyISAM, for example, you will not have to do anything different from installing the app of your preference, whether manually or using our application installer tool.
InnoDB in Dedicated Servers
Our Hepsia Control Panel is one of the features which you can choose on the order form when you purchase a dedicated server
from us. Since this is the most powerful kind of web hosting, it’s quite likely that you will manage very popular websites that will draw many individuals, and since InnoDB is among the best choices for such Internet sites, we’ll install it together with all the other software apps that are available with a Hepsia-managed server. When you create a brand new database in your account, there won’t be any activated MySQL storage engine until you begin installing a PHP script, whether manually through your browser or using the automatic script installer that is integrated into the Control Panel. The necessary engine will be recognized automatically and will be set for the database in question, so you can use scripts that require InnoDB, as well as ones that require MyISAM – the default MySQL engine, without any obstacles.