Find what a database engine is, what exactly are the pros of the InnoDB engine and why it's gaining a lot of popularity.
InnoDB is a MySQL database engine, which has been gaining popularity in recent years, because it provides a better overall performance and a faster database crash recovery in comparison to the default engine that is used by the MySQL relational database management system – MyISAM. InnoDB is preferred by numerous programmers that create scalable software apps, because it works more effectively with enormous data volumes, while it keeps the server processing load at a minimum. Furthermore, it locks only a single row in the database if anything should be edited, whereas many other engines lock the entire database table and thus require much more time to perform multiple successive tasks. Last, but not least, InnoDB obeys the "all-or-nothing" rule – if the entire data modification process cannot be completed for any reason, the action is rolled back to prevent scrambling or the loss of data. Magento and the newest Joomla™ releases are two instances of widespread script-driven software applications which have moved to InnoDB.
InnoDB in Website Hosting
You will be able to use any PHP script-driven app that requires InnoDB in case you’ve got a website hosting
with us, as the database storage engine is present on our leading-edge cloud platform by default. Throughout the app activation – manual or automatic, InnoDB will be selected as the default engine and the setup process will proceed impeccably in case this engine is required. You can run applications that use the MyISAM engine without any difficulty as well and, again, the engine will be pre-selected, so you won’t need to change anything manually at any time. On top of that, we will also make regular backups of all the MySQL databases that you’ve got in the shared web hosting account, so in case you delete or overwrite something, we can swiftly get it back to the way it was on any of the previous seven days.
InnoDB in Semi-dedicated Servers
All our semi-dedicated service
support InnoDB and you will be able to take full advantage of all the options offered by this storage engine with any script-driven application that requires it. InnoDB is one of the engines that are available on our cloud platform, so the one that will be selected depends on the prerequisites of the respective app. You will not have to do anything manually in order to activate InnoDB, as it will be set as the default engine whenever you install an app – whether manually or using our 1-click application installer tool. To be on the safe side, we’ll maintain daily MySQL database backups, so if something goes wrong following some update or if you remove some data by mistake, we will be able to get the database back to the way it was on any of the previous 7 days.
InnoDB in VPS Servers
If our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel is selected during the signup process for a new VPS servers
, InnoDB will be installed on the VPS server along with other necessary software, so you won’t have to do anything if you choose to use open-source script-based applications that require this MySQL database engine. MyISAM, the default MySQL engine, will be activated too. You can set up a brand new MySQL database and begin installing the app manually or using our 1-click installation tool. The system will detect which engine the particular app requires and will set it for the specific MySQL database, so the installation process will continue flawlessly and the app can insert its data into that database. Therefore, you can run applications with various requirements with regard to the MySQL engine without making any changes on your VPS server.
InnoDB in Dedicated Servers
Our Hepsia Control Panel is among the features that you can choose on the order page when you buy a dedicated server
from us. As this is the most powerful kind of hosting, it’s quite likely that you’ll manage very popular websites that will attract plenty of visitors, and since InnoDB is among the very best choices for such sites, we will activate it together with all the other software applications that are offered with a Hepsia-equipped server. If you create a brand new database in your dedicated account, there won’t be any activated MySQL database storage engine until you start installing a PHP script, whether manually through your Internet browser or using the automatic script installer tool that is included in the hosting Control Panel. The required engine will be detected automatically and will be set for that database, so you can install scripts that need InnoDB, as well as ones that require MyISAM – the default MySQL engine, without having to deal with any impediment.