InnoDB is a popular storage engine for MySQL. It’s an alternative to the default engine – MyISAM, and it has a number of upsides that make it the preferred engine for numerous open-source script-powered web apps, such as Magento and Joomla, which have switched to InnoDB for good. For instance, adding immense data volumes will be much faster with InnoDB, as it locks only one database row to perform a certain operation, not the entire table, which makes the engine perfect for scalable applications. It also supports foreign keys and database transactions – these refer to the way in which the information is tackled. To put it simply, appending new or modifying existing data will either be entirely completed, or will be canceled and the operation will be rolled back in case some issue shows up in the meantime, which is why the content that remains in the database won’t be damaged.
InnoDB in Shared Hosting
While InnoDB is either not available or a paid upgrade with many hosting providers, it is part of the standard set of features that we are offering with our shared hosting plans. If you wish to make use of an open-source script-powered web app that needs InnoDB specifically, in order to be installed and to work correctly, you won’t face any impediments as the InnoDB database engine is available on our in-house built cloud Internet hosting platform. Regardless of whether you create a brand-new database and activate an app manually or use our one-click application installer software tool, InnoDB will be selected automatically by our platform as the default engine if the application needs it instead of MyISAM. Besides the outstanding database crash recovery that InnoDB offers, we also carry out daily backups of all databases, so we can easily recover any database in your shared account.
InnoDB in Semi-dedicated Servers
All our semi-dedicated hosting service come with InnoDB and you’ll be able to take advantage of all the features of this MySQL database engine with any PHP-driven app that needs it. It is among the engines that are available on our cloud website hosting platform, so the one that will be selected depends on the prerequisites of the specific application. You won’t need to do anything manually in order to enable InnoDB, as it will be set as the default engine when you install an app – whether manually or using our one-click app installer tool. To avoid any risk, we’ll generate regular backups of all your MySQL databases, so if something goes wrong after an update or if you erase some data accidentally, we’ll be able to get your database back to the way it was on any of the previous 7 days.
InnoDB in VPS Servers
All VPS servers that are ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel come with InnoDB pre-activated, so you will be able to use any PHP-based web application that needs this database storage engine without needing to set up anything manually. You can choose Hepsia on the VPS configuration page and your brand-new server will be up and running within 1 hour, so you can log in and start building your websites right away. Once you create a brand new MySQL database and begin the app installation process, our system will choose the engine for this MySQL database automatically. Thus, you can activate different applications simultaneously without having to modify anything on the VPS server. You can set up a WordPress-powered personal journal that makes use of the default MySQL engine – MyISAM, and a Magento-powered Internet shop that uses the InnoDB engine, for instance.
InnoDB in Dedicated Servers
All Linux dedicated service that are ordered with our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel include a software bundle that is pre-activated and among everything else, you will get the InnoDB database engine, so you will not need to add it manually if you would like to run open-source PHP scripts that need it. All it takes to activate such a script is to set up a new database and to begin the setup process – as soon as the installation wizard obtains access to the database in question and begins inserting content into it, InnoDB will be set as the default MySQL engine for this database provided that it is the one needed by the particular script. You’ll also be able to use scripts that require MyISAM – the other very popular MySQL engine, so you won’t have to modify any settings on the dedicated server. This will permit you to install different scripts on a single machine and to use it to its full potential.