InnoDB is a very popular storage engine for the MySQL relational database management system. It is an alternative to the default MyISAM engine and it has many strengths which make it the engine of choice for numerous script-powered web apps, among them Magento and Joomla, which have switched over to InnoDB permanently. For example, adding immense data volumes will be much faster with InnoDB, due to the fact that it locks only one database row to complete an operation, not the entire table, which makes the engine excellent for scalable apps. It also supports foreign keys and database transactions – these refer to the manner in which the info is treated. In simpler words, adding new or updating existing data will either be thoroughly completed, or will be aborted and the operation will be rolled back if a given issue appears during the process, so the content that remains in the database will not be damaged.
InnoDB in Shared Website Hosting
Any open-source script-powered web application that requires InnoDB will run impeccably on our avant-garde cloud website hosting platform and the MySQL database storage engine comes with all our shared website hosting packages. Every time you create a 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 on the basis of the app’s prerequisites without having to modify any setting in your account. InnoDB will be chosen automatically for any application that requires this particular engine and you’ll be able to get the most out of its full capacity. We will perform daily content backups, so if you accidentally erase a MySQL database that you need or you overwrite certain parts of it, we will be able to restore the database the way it was only a couple of hours earlier.