InnoDB is a popular storage engine for the MySQL DBMS. It’s an alternative to the default MyISAM engine and it has plenty of strengths that have made it the preferred engine for many script-driven apps, including Joomla and Magento, which have shifted over to InnoDB for good. For example, adding enormous volumes of data will be much faster with InnoDB, because it locks only a single database row to carry out a certain task, not the entire table, which makes the engine perfect for scalable applications. It also supports foreign keys and transactions – these refer to the manner in which the info is tackled. Simply put, adding new or editing existing data will either be entirely completed, or will be aborted and the procedure will be rolled back if some problem shows up in the meantime, which means that the content that remains in the database will not be lost.
InnoDB in Cloud Hosting
While InnoDB is either not available or a paid upgrade with other hosting service providers, it is included in the standard set of services that we’re offering with our cloud hosting plans. In case you want to use a script-driven software application that requires InnoDB particularly, in order to be activated and to work properly, you won’t come across any problems as the database engine is available on our custom-built cloud website hosting platform. No matter if you create a brand new database and install an app manually or use our single-click app installer software instrument, InnoDB will be selected automatically by our platform as the default engine if the given application requires it instead of MyISAM. In addition to the remarkable crash recovery offered by InnoDB, we also generate daily database backups, so that we can quickly recover any MySQL database in your shared web hosting account.