InnoDB is a popular storage engine for the MySQL RDBMS. It is an alternative to the default engine – MyISAM, and it has got a number of pluses which have made it the preferred engine for plenty of open-source script-powered web applications, including Joomla and Magento, which have shifted over to InnoDB permanently. For example, adding immense volumes of data will be faster with InnoDB, as it locks only one row to accomplish a specific operation, not the entire table, which makes the engine excellent for scalable apps. InnoDB also supports foreign keys and database transactions – these refer to the manner in which the data is treated. In simpler words, importing new or modifying existing data will either be fully completed, or will be canceled and the operation will be rolled back if some problem appears in the meantime, hence the content that remains in the database won’t be lost.

InnoDB in Cloud Website Hosting

While InnoDB is either not available or a paid upgrade with other hosting providers, it’s an essential part of the standard set of features offered with our cloud website hosting plans. In case you’d like to use a script-driven app that requires InnoDB specifically, in order to be installed and to operate correctly, you won’t need to deal with any obstacles because the MySQL database storage engine is available on our custom cloud Internet hosting platform. No matter if you set up a brand new MySQL database and install an application manually or take advantage of our one-click app installer software instrument, InnoDB will be selected automatically by our system as the default engine if the respective app needs it rather than MyISAM. In addition to the outstanding database crash recovery offered by InnoDB, we also make regular backups of all databases, so we can swiftly restore any database in your shared hosting account.