See what a database engine is, what exactly are the merits of the InnoDB engine and why it is gaining a huge amount of global popularity.
InnoDB is a popular storage engine for the MySQL DBMS. It’s an alternative to the default MyISAM engine and it has got many pluses that have made it the engine of choice for many PHP-powered web applications, among them Magento and Joomla™, which have shifted over to InnoDB for good. For example, adding large amounts of data will be much faster with InnoDB, since it locks only one database row to execute a specific task, not the entire table, which makes the engine perfect for scalable apps. InnoDB also supports foreign keys and database transactions – these refer to the way in which the data is treated. Simply put, appending new or updating existing data will either be entirely completed, or will be aborted and the operation will be rolled back in case some problem occurs during the process, thus the content that remains in the database won’t be lost.
InnoDB in Cloud Web Hosting
InnoDB is available with all our cloud web hosting
by default, not upon request or as a paid upgrade, so you’ll be able to install and run any open-source script-based software application that needs the MySQL storage engine without encountering any problem once you order your shared website hosting account. InnoDB will be pre-selected as the default engine for a certain database during the app installation, regardless of whether you make use of our 1-click installer or create the database and set up the application manually, provided that the app requires InnoDB instead of the more popular MyISAM engine. We’ll generate regular MySQL database backups, so you can be certain that you’ll never lose any content if you erase a database by mistake or you overwrite some important info – you simply need to inform us and we will restore everything back to normal.
InnoDB in Semi-dedicated Hosting
InnoDB is included with each of our semi-dedicated hosting
by default, so the moment you purchase a new account, you can go on and activate any script-based software application that needs the MySQL database storage engine. Several engines are pre-installed on our cloud web hosting platform, so when you create a new database and start installing an application manually, or opt to take advantage of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel-integrated app installer tool, the engine for the database will be set in accordance with the respective app’s requirements. This will permit you to activate and manage InnoDB-specific applications without any impediments and without the need to configure any settings in your semi-dedicated account. To take no chances, we’ll always keep a 7-day-old backup of all your MySQL databases, so if you erase or alter any content by accident, we can easily retrieve it.
InnoDB in VPS Web Hosting
If you order a virtual private server
with our Hepsia Control Panel, the InnoDB database storage engine will be part of the standard software package that will be installed on your VPS server before we hand it over to you. You will not have to activate anything manually and you’ll be able to install and run any PHP script-based app that requires InnoDB once your Virtual Private Server is up and running, which takes no more than 60 minutes after the order process itself. A few engines are offered, so whenever you set up a database using the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, a specific engine will be selected when the app installation process commences and our system will automatically detect which engine is required by the app in question. If you need MyISAM, for instance, you will not need to do anything different than installing the preferred application, whether manually or using our app installer.
InnoDB in Dedicated Servers Hosting
InnoDB is included by default with all dedicated hosting services
ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. It is included in the software package that will be pre-installed on all Hepsia-equipped dedicated servers, so once your machine is up and running, you’ll be able to sign in and to activate any type of PHP script-driven software application that needs this storage engine. When you set up a new database via the hosting Control Panel, there won’t be any activated engine till you begin installing an application. Once the app installation wizard begins dumping data in the database, the engine will be chosen automatically on the basis of the requirements of the application in question, so you can run both MyISAM and InnoDB without the need to select either one specifically at any moment. Thus, you can use a vast range of apps for your sites.