InnoDB is a popular storage engine for the MySQL RDBMS. It is an alternative to the default MyISAM engine and it has got numerous strong sides that have made it the preferred engine for plenty of PHP script-based web applications, including Magento and Joomla™, which have shifted over to InnoDB for good. For instance, adding large volumes of data will be much faster with InnoDB, due to the fact that it locks only one database row to complete a given operation, not the entire database table, which makes the engine ideal for scalable applications. InnoDB also supports foreign keys and transactions – these refer to the manner in which the information is handled. To put it simply, importing new or updating existent data will either be thoroughly completed, or will be aborted and the procedure will be rolled back if a certain problem appears in the meantime, so the content that remains in the database will not be damaged.
InnoDB in Website Hosting
Every open-source script-based app that requires InnoDB will function flawlessly on our advanced cloud platform and the MySQL database storage engine is offered with all our website hosting packages. Whenever you create a MySQL database manually or our app installer creates one automatically and an app installation is initiated, the engine that the database will use will be selected in accordance with the app’s specifications without the need to modify any setting in your hosting account. InnoDB will be selected automatically for any application that requires this particular engine and you will be able to make the most of its full potential. We’ll perform regular content backups, so in case you accidentally delete a MySQL database that is important to you or you overwrite specific parts of it, we will be able to restore the database the way it was only a couple of hours ago.