InnoDB is a popular database storage engine for the MySQL RDBMS. It’s an alternative to the default MyISAM engine and it has got many advantages which have made it the preferred engine for numerous open-source script-based web applications, including Magento and Joomla, which have moved to InnoDB permanently. For example, importing enormous data volumes will be much faster with InnoDB, due to the fact that it locks only a single row to accomplish a certain task, not the entire table, which makes the engine perfect for scalable applications. It also supports foreign keys and database transactions – these refer to the manner in which the information is tackled. Put simply, adding new or updating existent data will either be fully completed, or will be annulled and the operation will be rolled back if some problem appears in the meantime, which is why the content that remains in the database will not be damaged.

InnoDB in Cloud Web Hosting

While InnoDB is either not offered or it is a paid upgrade with many other website hosting service providers, it is an essential part of the default set of services that we are offering with our cloud web hosting packages. In case you’d like to make use of a PHP-based web app that requires InnoDB particularly, in order to be activated and to work correctly, you will not have to deal with any impediments as the database engine is available on our custom cloud hosting platform. Regardless of whether you set up a new MySQL database and activate an application manually or make use of our 1-click app installer tool, InnoDB will be selected automatically by our platform as the default engine if the respective app needs InnoDB rather than MyISAM. Besides the amazing database failure recovery that InnoDB is offering, we also perform regular backups of all databases, so that we can swiftly restore any MySQL database in your shared account.