Find what a database engine is, what exactly are the advantages of the InnoDB engine and why it is gaining so much worldwide popularity.
InnoDB is a very popular database engine for the MySQL DBMS. It’s an alternative to the default engine – MyISAM, and it has got many upsides that make it the preferred engine for a lot of PHP-powered software applications, such as Magento and Joomla™, which have shifted over to InnoDB for good. For instance, adding enormous data volumes will be much faster with InnoDB, since it locks only one row to execute a specific task, not the entire table, which makes the engine excellent for scalable applications. InnoDB also supports foreign keys and transactions – these refer to the way in which the information is handled. In simpler words, importing new or modifying existing data will either be thoroughly completed, or will be annulled and the procedure will be rolled back in case some problem occurs in the meantime, which is why the content that remains in the database won’t be damaged.
InnoDB in Shared Hosting
InnoDB is offered with all our shared hosting service
by default, not as a paid upgrade or upon request, so you can activate and manage any script-driven web app that needs the InnoDB database storage engine without any problems once you open your account. InnoDB will be pre-selected as the default engine for a particular database during the app activation, regardless of whether you make use of our one-click installer or create the database and install the app manually, on the condition that the application requires InnoDB instead of the more famous MyISAM engine. We will store regular database backups, so you can rest assured that you won’t ever lose any content if you delete a database unintentionally or you overwrite some important info – you’ll just have to contact us and we will restore the database the way it was.
InnoDB in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you set up a new MySQL database through the hosting Control Panel coming with each of our semi-dedicated server
plans and you begin installing a PHP-powered software app either manually or using our one-click application installer, the MySQL database storage engine will be selected automatically on the basis of the requirements of the specific app. Since InnoDB is present on the cloud web hosting platform where your new account will be created, it will be set as the default engine for each app that requires it without any manual action needed on your end at any time. To avoid any risk of losing info if you update an app or if you erase a database by accident, we’ll generate a backup of all your MySQL databases every day, so if anything goes wrong, we can recover your data.
InnoDB in VPS Servers
If you pick a VPS server
with our Hepsia Control Panel, the InnoDB storage engine will be included in the standard software pack that will be pre-installed on your Virtual Private Server before we hand it over to you. You won’t need to activate anything manually and you’ll be able to enable and run any script-based web app that needs InnoDB once your VPS server is set up, which takes no more than 1 hour after the order submission procedure itself. Several engines are available, so every time you create a database through the Hepsia Control Panel, a particular engine will be picked once the app installation process starts and our system will detect the engine that is required by the app in question. In case you have to use MyISAM, for example, you will not have to do anything different than installing the application of your preference, whether manually or using our application installer.
InnoDB in Dedicated Servers
InnoDB comes by default with all Linux dedicated servers
that are ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel. It’s an essential part of the standard software package that we install on all Hepsia-managed dedicated servers, so as soon as your physical machine is set up, you’ll be able to log in and to install any PHP script-based application that needs this particular database engine. When you create a new MySQL database through the hosting Control Panel, there won’t be any active engine until you begin installing an application. As soon as the app installation wizard begins entering information into the database, the engine will be picked automatically on the basis of the prerequisites of the given app, so you can run both MyISAM and InnoDB without having to select either of them explicitly at any point. Therefore, you can use a wide selection of applications for your websites.