InnoDB is a very popular database storage engine for the MySQL database management system. It is an alternative to the default engine – MyISAM, and it has many strong sides that make it the engine of choice for many PHP script-driven software apps, including Joomla and Magento, which have moved to InnoDB for good. For instance, adding huge volumes of data will be faster with InnoDB, because it locks only a single row to complete a given task, not the entire database table, which makes the engine excellent for scalable apps. It also supports foreign keys and database transactions – these refer to the manner in which the information is tackled. Simply put, appending new or updating existent data will either be entirely completed, or will be aborted and the operation will be rolled back in case a given problem appears during the process, which means that the content that remains in the database won’t be damaged.
InnoDB in Shared Hosting
You will be able to activate any PHP-powered web app that requires InnoDB if you’ve got a Linux shared hosting service with our company, as the storage engine is present on our cutting-edge cloud web hosting platform by default. Throughout the app activation – manual or automatic, InnoDB will be selected as the default engine and the setup will proceed flawlessly in case this engine is required. You can activate apps that use the MyISAM engine without the need to deal with any problem as well and, again, the engine will be pre-selected, so you won’t need to configure any setting manually at any point. In addition, we will also make daily backups of all the MySQL databases that you have in your shared account, so in case you delete or overwrite anything, we can swiftly restore it the way it was on any of the previous seven days.
InnoDB in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you set up a brand-new MySQL database from the Control Panel coming with each of our semi-dedicated server accounts and you start installing a PHP script-driven web application either manually or using our one-click application installer, the storage engine for the MySQL database will be selected automatically on the basis of the prerequisites of the specific app. As InnoDB is available on the cloud platform where your new account will be set up, it will be set as the default engine for any app that needs it without any manual action needed on your end at any point. To avoid any chance of losing information if you update an app or if you remove a database by accident, we’ll make a backup of all your MySQL databases each and every day, so if anything goes wrong, we can recover your data.
InnoDB in VPS Servers
When you purchase a VPS server from our company, you’ll be able to use our custom-developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel to manage your web content. A Hepsia-managed VPS will allow you to manage any script-based app which needs InnoDB, as this particular database engine is part of the standard software bundle that will be installed on your server during its configuration. When you create a brand-new MySQL database using the Control Panel, you will just have to begin installing an app – manually or using our app installer. InnoDB will be set as the default engine given that the application in question needs it, so you will not need to do anything else in your VPS account. Similarly, if a given application needs MyISAM, it will be automatically set as the default engine for this particular MySQL database.
InnoDB in Dedicated Servers
All Linux dedicated service that are ordered with our custom-developed Hepsia Control Panel include a software bundle that is pre-installed and among everything else, you will get the InnoDB database storage engine, so you won’t have to install it manually in case you want to run open-source scripts that require it. All it takes to use such a script is to set up a new MySQL database and to initiate the installation process – as soon as the setup wizard gets access to the database and starts entering content into it, InnoDB will be set as the default MySQL engine for this database on the condition that it is the one required by the script. You’ll also be able to use scripts that need the other widely used MySQL engine – MyISAM, so you won’t need to update any settings on the server. This will enable you to activate various scripts on one single physical machine and to use it to its full capacity.