Find what a database engine is, what exactly are the benefits of the InnoDB engine and why it's gaining that much worldwide popularity.
InnoDB is a MySQL database storage engine, which has been gaining popularity in recent years, as it provides a significantly better overall performance and an improved database crash recovery compared to the default engine used by the MySQL DBMS – MyISAM. InnoDB is used by plenty of web developers that create scalable web apps, since it works better with huge amounts of data, while it keeps the server load at a minimum. In addition, it locks only a single row in the database in case any info should be modified, while lots of other engines lock the entire table and thus need more time to fulfill multiple consecutive tasks. Last, but not least, InnoDB follows a set of "all-or-nothing" rules – if the entire data modification process cannot be completed successfully for some reason, the action is rolled back to avoid scrambling or the loss of data. Magento and the newest Joomla™ editions are two instances of famous open-source script-powered software platforms that have moved to InnoDB.
InnoDB in Cloud Website Hosting
You can use any open-source script-powered software application that needs InnoDB in case you have a cloud website hosting
with our company, as the database storage engine is present on our leading-edge cloud web hosting platform by default. During the app installation – manual or automatic, InnoDB will be selected as the default engine and the setup process will proceed impeccably if this engine is needed. You can run apps that use the MyISAM engine without having any problem as well and, again, the engine will be selected automatically, so you won’t need to modify any setting manually at any point. What’s more, we’ll also perform daily backups of all the databases that you have in your shared hosting account, so if you erase or overwrite anything, we can swiftly restore it the way it was on any of the past 7 days.
InnoDB in Semi-dedicated Servers
You can run an open-source script-driven software app that needs InnoDB with any of our semi-dedicated server
packages, as all the accounts are created on our avant-garde cloud web hosting platform where the database engine is installed. A new database can be set up in two ways – manually from the Database Manager section of the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, or automatically – if you use our single-click app installer. Either way, the needed engine will be selected automatically as soon as the activation of the application starts, so you will not need to update anything manually, irrespective of whether the app requires InnoDB or the more widely used MyISAM. Also, we will always be able to restore any of your databases in case you accidentally erase one, as we create a few backups every day, each of which is saved for 7 days.
InnoDB in VPS Servers
When you buy a VPS server
from our company, you will be able to make use of our custom-developed Hepsia Control Panel to manage your web content. A Hepsia-managed Virtual Private Server will allow you to use any PHP script-powered web application that needs InnoDB, as this particular database engine is an essential part of the standard software package that will be pre-installed on your server during its creation. When you create a brand-new database using the hosting Control Panel, you’ll just need to begin installing an app – manually or using our application installer. InnoDB will be set as the default engine if the application in question requires it, so you will not need to do anything else in your account. Likewise, if a certain application needs MyISAM, it will be automatically set as the default engine for this concrete database.
InnoDB in Dedicated Servers
Our Hepsia hosting Control Panel is one of the features which you can choose on the order page when you purchase a dedicated server
from our company. As this is the most powerful kind of website hosting, it is rather likely that you will manage highly popular websites that will attract lots of visitors, and since InnoDB is one of the best options for such Internet sites, we will enable it together with all the other software apps that are offered with a Hepsia-equipped dedicated server. If you create a brand new MySQL database in your account, there won’t be any activated database engine till you start installing an open-source PHP script, whether manually via your browser or using the automatic script installer that is integrated into the hosting Control Panel. The required engine will be detected and will be assigned to that database, so you can run scripts that need InnoDB, as well as ones that need the default MySQL engine – MyISAM, without coming across any problem.