Become aware of what a database engine is, what are the advantages of the InnoDB engine and why it is gaining that much global popularity.
InnoDB is a MySQL storage engine, which has been gaining popularity in recent years, as it provides a significantly better overall performance and a faster database crash recovery in comparison with the default engine used by the MySQL relational database management system – MyISAM. InnoDB is endorsed by a lot of developers that write highly scalable web apps, since it works much more efficiently with large volumes of data, while it keeps the server load low. Furthermore, it it locks only one row in the database if anything should be updated, whereas lots of other engines lock the entire table and therefore need much more time to execute multiple successive tasks. Last, but not least, InnoDB follows a set of "all-or-nothing" rules – if the entire data modification process cannot be completed for some reason, the action is rolled back to prevent scrambling or the loss of data. Magento and the newest Joomla™ editions are two examples of famous script-based web apps which have switched over to InnoDB.
InnoDB in Cloud Hosting
While InnoDB is either not offered or it is a paid upgrade with many web hosts, it is an essential part of the standard set of features offered with our cloud hosting
plans. If you’d like to use an open-source script-based web application that needs InnoDB in particular, in order to be installed and to operate properly, you will not come across any obstacles since the MySQL database storage engine is available on our in-house developed cloud hosting platform. No matter if you set up a brand new MySQL database and activate an application manually or make use of our 1-click application installer software tool, InnoDB will be selected automatically by our platform as the default engine if the app needs it rather than MyISAM. In addition to the exceptional database failure recovery that InnoDB offers, we also generate regular database backups, so that we can easily restore any database in your shared account.
InnoDB in Dedicated Web Hosting
When you order a new dedicated server
, you’ll be able to choose any of the 3 Control Panels that we offer – cPanel, Hepsia and DirectAdmin. Any server ordered with Hepsia comes with InnoDB pre-installed, so you will not need to activate this MySQL database engine manually to be able to use PHP script-powered apps that need it. InnoDB is used by scalable applications and since a dedicated server will offer you all the resources that you require in order to manage very large sites, it is very possible that you’ll use InnoDB. You’ll be able to make use of other engines too, so if a given application needs MyISAM rather than InnoDB, you will not need to deal with any difficulty while managing it. The engine that will be used will be recognized automatically as soon as the app installation process begins, so you won’t need to fine-tune any settings manually at any time.