Discover what a database engine is, what are the benefits of the InnoDB engine and why it is gaining a lot of worldwide popularity.
InnoDB is a popular database engine for the MySQL RDBMS. It’s an alternative to the default engine – MyISAM, and it has got a number of pluses which have made it the engine of choice for lots of open-source script-powered web apps, such as Joomla™ and Magento, which have switched to InnoDB for good. For example, importing huge amounts of data will be faster with InnoDB, as it locks only a single database row to accomplish a task, not the entire database table, which makes the engine excellent for scalable applications. It also supports foreign keys and transactions – these refer to the manner in which the data is tackled. Put simply, importing new or updating existing data will either be entirely completed, or will be annulled and the procedure will be rolled back if some issue shows up during the process, therefore the content that remains in the database won’t be lost.
InnoDB in Cloud Hosting
InnoDB is available with all our Linux cloud hosting
by default, not as a paid upgrade or upon request, so you will be able to activate and run any PHP script-driven web app which requires the storage engine without the need to deal with any obstacle as soon as you activate your shared website hosting account. InnoDB will be selected automatically as the default engine for a particular MySQL database during the app installation process, no matter if you use our 1-click installation tool or create the database and install the app manually, on the condition that the application requires it instead of the more famous MyISAM engine. We will create daily database backups, so you can be certain that you’ll never lose any content in case you erase a database unintentionally or you overwrite some crucial info – you just need to inform us and we will restore everything the way it was.
InnoDB in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you set up a brand new MySQL database from the hosting Control Panel provided with each of our semi-dedicated server
packages and you begin installing a script-based web application either manually or using our single-click application installer, the storage engine for the database will be picked automatically depending on the specific app’s prerequisites. Since InnoDB is available on the cloud web hosting platform where your new semi-dedicated hosting account will be set up, it will be set as the default engine for each app that requires it without any manual action needed on your end at any time. To prevent any chance of losing information if you update an app or if you delete a database by mistake, we will carry out a backup of all your databases every day, so if anything goes wrong, we can recover your content.
InnoDB in VPS Web Hosting
All Linux VPS web hosting
that are ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel come with InnoDB already installed, so you will be able to use any PHP-based web app that requires this particular MySQL database engine without the need to configure anything manually. You can pick Hepsia on the VPS order page and your brand-new server will be ready within 1 hour, so you can log in and start building your websites right away. Once you create a new database and begin the app activation process, our system will choose the engine for that database automatically. In this way, you can manage various apps simultaneously without the need to edit anything on the VPS server. You can create a WordPress personal blog that uses MyISAM – the default MySQL engine, and a Magento e-shop that makes use of InnoDB, for instance.
InnoDB in Dedicated Servers Hosting
Our Hepsia hosting Control Panel is one of the features that you can pick on the server order page when you purchase a dedicated server
from our company. Since this is the most powerful kind of web hosting, it is pretty likely that you’ll manage popular websites that will attract lots of visitors, and since InnoDB is among the very best options for such Internet sites, we will install it together with all the other software apps that are available with a Hepsia-managed dedicated server. When you set up a brand new database in your dedicated server account, there won’t be any activated database storage engine till you begin installing an open-source PHP script, whether manually via your Internet browser or using the automatic script installer that is available in the Control Panel. The required engine will be detected automatically and will be set for the database in question, so you can run scripts that need InnoDB, as well as ones that need MyISAM, the default MySQL engine, without having to deal with any problem.