InnoDB is a popular storage engine for MySQL. It’s an alternative to the default engine – MyISAM, and it has got plenty of upsides that make it the engine of choice for many PHP-driven applications, among them Joomla and Magento, which have switched over to InnoDB for good. For example, adding huge data volumes will be much faster with InnoDB, as it locks only one database row to carry out a specific task, not the entire database table, which makes the engine excellent for scalable apps. InnoDB also supports foreign keys and transactions – these refer to the manner in which the info is handled. To put it simply, appending new or updating existing data will either be thoroughly completed, or will be annulled and the operation will be rolled back if a certain problem shows up during the process, so the content that remains in the database won’t be lost.

InnoDB in Hosting

Any open-source script-based software app that needs InnoDB will function impeccably on our innovative cloud web hosting platform and the database storage engine is available with all our hosting packages. Whenever you create a MySQL database manually or our app installer tool creates one automatically and an app installation is started, the engine that the database in question will use will be selected in accordance with the app’s requirements without having to configure any setting in your shared hosting account. InnoDB will be chosen automatically for any application that requires this specific engine and you will be able to make the most of its full potential. We’ll perform daily backups of your content, so if you unintentionally remove a database that is important to you or you overwrite a specific part of it, we will be able to restore your database the way it was only several hours ago.