See what a database engine is, what exactly are the benefits of the InnoDB engine and why it is gaining a lot of worldwide popularity.
InnoDB is a MySQL storage engine, which has been gaining in popularity in recent years, because it provides a significantly better overall performance and a faster database failure recovery compared with the default engine used by the MySQL relational database management system – MyISAM. InnoDB is preferred by numerous developers that run highly scalable software apps, as it works more efficiently with enormous volumes of data, while it keeps the server load low. Moreover, it it locks only one row in the database if any information should be edited, whereas many other engines lock the entire table and therefore need more time to carry out several successive tasks. Last, but not least, InnoDB observes the "all-or-nothing" rule – in case the entire data modification cannot be completed for whatever reason, the operation is rolled back to prevent scrambling or the loss of data. Magento and the newest Joomla™ versions are two instances of famous script-powered applications which have moved to InnoDB.
InnoDB in Cloud Hosting
While InnoDB is either not offered or it is a paid upgrade with other website hosting service providers, it is included in the default set of services that we are offering with our cloud hosting
plans. If you would like to use a PHP-driven application that needs InnoDB in particular, in order to be installed and to operate properly, you will not face any obstacles because the InnoDB storage engine is available on our custom-built cloud platform. Irrespective of whether you create a new MySQL database and activate an app manually or take advantage of our single-click application installer software instrument, InnoDB will be selected automatically by our platform as the default engine if the particular application needs it instead of MyISAM. Besides the remarkable crash recovery offered by InnoDB, we also maintain daily database backups, so that we can easily restore any MySQL database in your shared hosting account.
InnoDB in Semi-dedicated Servers
You can use a PHP-driven web app that needs InnoDB with any of our semi-dedicated server
packages, as all the accounts are set up on our leading-edge cloud hosting platform where the storage engine is installed. A new database can be created in two different ways – manually through the Database Manager section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, or automatically – if you use our single-click application installer. In either case, the needed engine will be picked automatically as soon as the app’s installation begins, so you won’t need to configure anything manually, regardless of whether the application requires InnoDB or the more commonly used MyISAM. In addition, we’ll always be able to retrieve any of your databases if you delete one by mistake, as we perform several database backups every day, each of which is stored for 1 whole week.
InnoDB in VPS Servers
In case our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel is selected during the signup process for a new VPS web hosting plans
, InnoDB will be installed on the VPS server together with other necessary pieces of software, so you will not need to do anything if you choose to install PHP-powered applications that need this MySQL storage engine. MyISAM – the default MySQL engine, will be installed too. You can create a brand-new MySQL database and start installing the application manually or using our single-click installer tool. The system will automatically detect the engine that the particular app requires and will set it for the specific database, so the installation will proceed impeccably and the application can dump its data in that database. Therefore, you can install applications with various prerequisites regarding the MySQL engine without the need to make any modifications on your VPS.
InnoDB in Dedicated Servers
Our Hepsia Control Panel is one of the options which you can select on the order page when you purchase a dedicated server
from our company. Since this is the most powerful kind of hosting, it’s rather likely that you will manage very popular sites that will draw lots of individuals, and since InnoDB is among the best choices for such sites, we will activate it along with all the other software applications that are offered with a Hepsia-equipped server. If you set up a brand new MySQL database in your dedicated account, there won’t be any active database storage engine until you start installing a script, whether manually through your Internet browser or using the automatic script installer that is integrated into the hosting Control Panel. The needed engine will be automatically recognized and will be set for the database in question, so you can install scripts that need InnoDB, as well as ones that need MyISAM, the default MySQL engine, without any complication.