Discover what a database engine is, what exactly are the advantages of the InnoDB engine and why it is gaining a huge amount of worldwide popularity.
InnoDB is a MySQL storage engine, which has been gaining popularity in recent years, because it offers a significantly better overall performance and an improved database crash recovery compared with the default engine that is used by the MySQL RDBMS – MyISAM. InnoDB is endorsed by many programmers that write scalable software apps, since it works more effectively with enormous amounts of data, while it keeps the server load at a minimum. In addition, it locks only one database row in case anything should be updated, while lots of other engines lock the entire database table and therefore require much more time to execute several consecutive tasks. Last, but not least, InnoDB follows the "all-or-nothing" rule – if the entire data modification cannot be completed successfully for some reason, the action is rolled back to avoid confusion or data loss. Magento and the newest editions of Joomla™ are two examples of widespread PHP-driven applications that have switched over to InnoDB.
InnoDB in Shared Website Hosting
Every script-driven web app that needs InnoDB will function impeccably on our advanced cloud platform and the MySQL storage engine is offered with all our shared website hosting
packages. Whenever you create a MySQL database manually or our app installer creates one automatically and an app installation is initiated, the engine that the database in question will use will be selected in accordance with the app’s specifications without having to modify any setting in your shared web hosting account. InnoDB will be selected automatically for any application that requires this specific engine and you’ll be able to make the most of its full capacity. We will generate daily backups of your content, so in case you unintentionally delete a MySQL database that’s important to you or you overwrite specific parts of it, we will be able to restore everything the way it was just several hours earlier.
InnoDB in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you create a new MySQL database from the Control Panel coming with all our semi-dedicated server
packages and you begin installing an open-source script-driven application either manually or using our single-click application installer, the database storage engine will be picked automatically based on the requirements of the app in question. Since InnoDB is available on the cloud web hosting platform where your new semi-dedicated server account will be created, it will be set as the default engine for each application that requires it without any manual intervention required on your end at any moment. To avoid any risk of losing information if you update an app or if you remove a database by accident, we’ll carry out backups of all your MySQL databases each and every day, so if anything goes wrong, we can restore your data.
InnoDB in VPS Web Hosting
In case our custom Hepsia Control Panel is picked during the signup process for a new Linux virtual private servers
, InnoDB will be installed on the VPS server along with other needed pieces of software, so you will not need to do anything if you decide to install PHP script-based applications that require this MySQL database storage engine. MyISAM – the default MySQL engine, will be activated too. You can set up a brand-new database and begin installing the app manually or using our single-click installation tool. The system will detect which engine the particular app requires and will assign it to the specific database, so the installation process will proceed flawlessly and the app can dump its data in that database. Therefore, you can make use of applications with different prerequisites with regard to the MySQL engine without having to make any changes on your VPS.
InnoDB in Dedicated Servers Hosting
InnoDB comes by default with all dedicated servers hosting
that are ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. It is an essential part of the default software package that we install on all Hepsia-equipped dedicated servers, so as soon as your physical machine is set up, you will be able to sign in and to install any script-powered application that requires this particular MySQL database storage engine. When you set up a new database via the Control Panel, there won’t be any activated engine until you begin installing an application. Once the app activation wizard begins entering data into the database, the engine will be picked automatically on the basis of the prerequisites of the particular app, so you can run both InnoDB and MyISAM without the need to select either one of them specifically at any time. Therefore, you can use a wide collection of applications for your Internet sites.