InnoDB is a MySQL database storage engine, which has been gaining in popularity lately, as it offers a significantly better overall performance and an improved crash recovery in comparison with the default engine that is used by the MySQL database management system – MyISAM. InnoDB is used by lots of programmers that write highly scalable web applications, because it works better with immense amounts of data, while it keeps the server load at a minimum. In addition, it locks only a single database row if anything should be updated, while many other engines lock the entire table and thus require much more time to accomplish multiple sequential tasks. Last, but not least, InnoDB abides by the "all-or-nothing" rule – if the entire data modification cannot be completed successfully for any reason, the operation is rolled back to avoid scrambling or data loss. Magento and the latest releases of Joomla are two instances of widely used open-source script-based web apps which have shifted over to InnoDB.
InnoDB in Website Hosting
While InnoDB is either not offered or it is a paid upgrade with many hosting providers, it’s an essential part of the default set of features that we are offering with our website hosting plans. In case you would like to make use of an open-source script-powered software app that needs InnoDB particularly, in order to be activated and to function correctly, you will not have to deal with any impediments since the MySQL storage engine is available on our custom-developed cloud website hosting platform. No matter if you set up a brand-new MySQL database and install an app manually or use our 1-click application installer software instrument, InnoDB will be selected automatically by our system as the default engine if the respective application needs InnoDB instead of MyISAM. In addition to the amazing database crash recovery that InnoDB offers, we also carry out regular backups of all databases, so that we can easily restore any MySQL database in your shared account.