InnoDB is a very popular database engine for the MySQL relational database management system. It’s an alternative to the default MyISAM engine and it has got a number of pluses that have made it the preferred engine for numerous open-source script-based applications, among them Magento and Joomla, which have moved to InnoDB for good. For instance, importing huge data volumes will be faster with InnoDB, as it locks only one database row to perform a specific task, not the entire table, which makes the engine excellent for scalable apps. It also supports foreign keys and transactions – these refer to the way in which the information is treated. Put simply, adding new or modifying existing data will either be entirely completed, or will be aborted and the operation will be rolled back in case some issue shows up in the meantime, which means that the content that remains in the database won’t be lost.

InnoDB in Web Hosting

While InnoDB is either not offered or it is a paid upgrade with many web hosting providers, it’s part of the standard set of services that we offer with our web hosting packages. In case you want to use a PHP-powered web application that requires InnoDB in particular, in order to be installed and to work correctly, you won’t have any impediments as the InnoDB database engine is available on our in-house built cloud Internet hosting platform. Regardless of whether you set up a brand new database and activate an application manually or use our one-click app installer tool, InnoDB will be selected automatically by our system as the default engine if the application needs it rather than MyISAM. Besides the outstanding database failure recovery offered by InnoDB, we also generate regular database backups, so that we can easily recover any database in your shared account.

InnoDB in Dedicated Hosting

Our Hepsia hosting Control Panel is one of the options that you can choose on the server order page when you purchase a dedicated server from us. As this is the most powerful kind of web hosting, it’s very likely that you will run highly popular websites that will draw a lot of people, and since InnoDB is one of the best choices for such websites, we will activate it along with all the other software applications that come with a Hepsia-equipped dedicated server. When you create a brand new database in your dedicated server account, there won’t be any activated MySQL storage engine till you start installing a PHP script, whether manually through your browser or using the automatic script installer tool that is included in the Control Panel. The required engine will be detected automatically and will be assigned to the database in question, so you can make use of scripts that need InnoDB, as well as ones that need the default MySQL engine, MyISAM, without having to cope with any obstacle.