InnoDB is a popular database storage engine for the MySQL relational database management system. It is an alternative to the default engine – MyISAM, and it has got lots of strengths that make it the preferred engine for lots of PHP-driven apps, among them Joomla and Magento, which have moved to InnoDB for good. For instance, adding immense volumes of data will be much faster with InnoDB, as it locks only a single row to complete a certain task, not the entire table, which makes the engine perfect for scalable applications. InnoDB also supports foreign keys and database transactions – these refer to the manner in which the info is treated. Simply put, appending new or updating existing data will either be fully completed, or will be annulled and the procedure will be rolled back if a certain issue appears during the process, which is why the content that remains in the database won’t be lost.
InnoDB in Hosting
You’ll be able to install any script-driven web application that requires InnoDB if you’ve got a hosting with us, as the MySQL database storage engine is available on our advanced cloud website hosting platform as standard. Throughout the app installation – manual or automatic, InnoDB will be selected as the default engine and the setup will proceed flawlessly if this engine is needed. You can install applications which use the MyISAM engine without encountering any problem as well and, again, the engine will be pre-selected, so you will not need to change anything manually at any point. In addition, we’ll also generate regular backups of all the databases that you have in your account, so in case you erase or overwrite anything, we can quickly get it back to the way it was on any of the past seven days.
InnoDB in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you create a brand-new MySQL database from the hosting Control Panel coming with each of our semi-dedicated server packages and you begin installing a script-powered software application either manually or using our single-click application installer tool, the MySQL database storage engine will be selected automatically depending on the requirements of the particular app. Since InnoDB is present on the cloud web hosting platform where your new account will be set up, it will be set as the default engine for each app that requires it without the need for any manual intervention on your end at any time. To avoid any risk of losing information if you update an application or if you delete a database unintentionally, we will carry out backups of all your MySQL databases each day, so if something happens, we can restore your content.
InnoDB in VPS Servers
If you get a VPS server with our Hepsia hosting Control Panel, the InnoDB database storage engine will be included in the default software pack that will be installed on your server before we hand it over to you. You won’t need to activate anything manually and you’ll be able to install and manage any open-source script-based software application that needs InnoDB once your Virtual Private Server is up and running, which takes no more than sixty minutes after the order process itself. A number of engines are available, so anytime you create a database through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, a particular engine will be activated once the app activation begins and our system will automatically recognize which engine is required by the app in question. If you have to use MyISAM, for example, you will not need to do anything different from installing the app of your preference, whether manually or using our application installer tool.
InnoDB in Dedicated Servers
All dedicated servers ordered with our custom-developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel include a software package that’s pre-installed and among everything else, you’ll get the InnoDB database storage engine, so you won’t need to install it manually if you need to run open-source PHP scripts that require it. All it takes to install such a script is to set up a new database and to initiate the installation process – as soon as the script setup wizard gains access to the database and begins dumping content in it, InnoDB will be set as the default engine for this database provided that it is the one needed by the script. You’ll also be able to install scripts that require the other very popular MySQL engine, MyISAM, so you won’t have to modify any settings on the dedicated server. This will permit you to activate various scripts on a single server and to use the latter to its fullest capacity.