InnoDB is a very popular database storage engine for the MySQL DBMS. It’s an alternative to the default MyISAM engine and it has numerous advantages that make it the preferred engine for many PHP-based software apps, such as Magento and Joomla™, which have switched over to InnoDB permanently. For instance, importing large volumes of data will be much faster with InnoDB, since it locks only one row to execute a particular 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 information is handled. Simply put, adding new or updating existent data will either be entirely completed, or will be aborted and the procedure will be rolled back in case a certain issue occurs in the meantime, which is why the content that remains in the database won’t be damaged.
InnoDB in Cloud Web Hosting
You will be able to activate any PHP-driven software app that needs InnoDB if you’ve got a cloud web hosting plan with our company, as the MySQL database storage engine is available on our leading-edge cloud website hosting platform by default. During the app installation – manual or automatic, InnoDB will be selected as the default engine and the setup will proceed flawlessly in case this engine is needed. You can run applications that need the MyISAM engine without encountering any difficulty as well and, once again, the engine will be pre-selected, so you will not need to edit anything manually at any point. What’s more, we’ll also make daily backups of all the databases that you have in the shared hosting account, so in case you delete or overwrite something, we can swiftly restore it the way it was on any of the previous 7 days.