InnoDB is a MySQL database engine, which has been gaining in popularity lately, as it offers a much better overall performance and an improved crash recovery compared to the default engine that’s used by the MySQL relational database management system – MyISAM. InnoDB is used by numerous programmers that create highly scalable web applications, since it works better with enormous data volumes, while it keeps the server load at a minimum. What’s more, it locks only a single row in the database if any information should be modified, while many other engines lock the entire table and hence require much more time to carry out multiple successive tasks. Last, but not least, InnoDB adheres to a set of "all-or-nothing" rules – if the modification of the entire data cannot be completed successfully for some reason, the action is rolled back to avoid confusion or losing data. Magento and the latest Joomla versions are two instances of widely used script-powered applications which have switched over to InnoDB.
InnoDB in Cloud Web Hosting
InnoDB is available with all our Linux cloud web hosting service by default, not as a paid upgrade or upon request, so you’ll be able to install and manage any script-powered software app that needs the InnoDB storage engine without encountering any impediment as soon as you open your shared website hosting account. InnoDB will be pre-selected as the default engine for a specific MySQL database during the app installation, irrespective of whether you make use of our single-click installation tool or create the MySQL database and install the app manually, on the condition that the app requires InnoDB instead of the more popular MyISAM engine. We will maintain regular MySQL database backups, so you can be sure that you’ll never lose any content if you erase a database accidentally or you overwrite some essential information – you’ll just have to get in touch with us and we will restore everything back to normal.
InnoDB in Semi-dedicated Servers
InnoDB is included with all our Linux semi-dedicated hosting service by default, so as soon as you create a new semi-dedicated account, you can move on and install any PHP script-driven web application that requires this particular storage engine. A number of engines are installed on our cloud website 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, the engine for the database will be picked based on the requirements of the specific app. This will permit you to activate and run InnoDB-specific apps without coming across any impediment and without having to modify any settings in your account. To be on the safe side, we’ll always keep a 1-week-old backup of all your MySQL databases, so if you delete or edit any content by mistake, we can swiftly rescue it.
InnoDB in VPS Servers
All Linux VPS servers that are ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel come with InnoDB already activated, so you will be able to make use of any script-powered web app that needs this particular storage engine without configuring anything manually. You can select Hepsia on the VPS order page and your brand new server will be set up within the hour, so you can sign in and begin creating your websites straight away. Once you set up a new MySQL database and start the app installation process, our system will set the engine for this MySQL database automatically. In this way, you can install different apps simultaneously without the need to edit anything on the Virtual Private Server. You can create a WordPress-based personal journal that uses MyISAM – the default MySQL engine, and a Magento-based shopping portal that uses InnoDB, for instance.
InnoDB in Dedicated Servers
If you acquire a new dedicated server, you will be able to select any of the three Control Panels that we’re offering – Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel. Any dedicated server ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel comes with InnoDB pre-activated, so you will not have to add this MySQL database engine manually in order to be able to run script-driven software apps that need it. InnoDB is used for scalable applications and since a dedicated server will provide you with all the server resources that you require to run very large sites, it is very likely that you’ll use InnoDB. You will be able to make use of other engines as well, so if a particular app needs MyISAM rather than InnoDB, you won’t come across any difficulty while running it. The engine that will be used will be detected automatically as soon as the app installation procedure starts, so you won’t have to tweak any setting manually whatsoever.