InnoDB is a MySQL storage engine, which has been gaining popularity lately, because it offers a better overall performance and a faster crash recovery compared with the default engine that’s used by the MySQL relational database management system – MyISAM. InnoDB is used by plenty of devs that build highly scalable web applications, as it works much more effectively with immense volumes of data, while it keeps the server processing load low. What’s more, it locks only a single row in the database if any info should be updated, whereas lots of other engines lock the entire database table and therefore require more time to handle multiple successive tasks. Last, but not least, InnoDB follows the "all-or-nothing" rule – in case the entire data modification process cannot be completed for some reason, the operation is rolled back to prevent scrambling or losing data. Magento and the latest Joomla releases are two examples of popular PHP script-powered software platforms that have moved to InnoDB.
InnoDB in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you set up a new MySQL database from the Control Panel coming with each of our semi-dedicated server plans and you begin installing a PHP-based application either manually or using our single-click application installer tool, the storage engine for the MySQL database will be picked automatically depending on the prerequisites of the particular app. As InnoDB is present on the cloud platform where your new semi-dedicated account will be set up, it will be set as the default engine for any app that needs it without the need for any manual intervention on your end at any point. To avoid any chance of losing data if you update an application or if you remove a database unintentionally, we’ll carry out backups of all your MySQL databases each day, so if something happens, we can rescue your content.
InnoDB in Dedicated Web Hosting
All Linux dedicated servers hosting packages that are ordered with our custom-developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel come with a software bundle that’s pre-installed and among everything else, you’ll get the InnoDB database engine, so you will not have to activate it manually if you wish to run scripts that require it. All it takes to activate such a script is to create a new MySQL database and to initiate the installation – as soon as the installer wizard obtains access to the database and begins inserting 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 will also be able to activate scripts that need the other widely used MySQL engine – MyISAM, so you won’t need to edit any settings on the server. This will allow you to activate different scripts on a single physical server and to use it to its fullest capacity.