InnoDB is a popular database engine for the MySQL database management system. It is an alternative to the default MyISAM engine and it has got numerous upsides which make it the preferred engine for plenty of PHP-powered web applications, such as Magento and Joomla, which have switched over to InnoDB for good. For example, importing large volumes of data will be faster with InnoDB, because it locks only a single row to complete a specific operation, not the entire database table, which makes the engine perfect for scalable apps. InnoDB also supports foreign keys and transactions – these refer to the manner in which the information is handled. Simply put, appending new or editing existent data will either be thoroughly completed, or will be canceled and the procedure will be rolled back if some problem appears during the process, hence the content that remains in the database won’t be lost.

InnoDB in Cloud Hosting

InnoDB is available with all our cloud hosting by default, not upon request or as a paid upgrade, so you’ll be able to activate and manage any open-source script-based app that requires the MySQL storage engine without any difficulties once you open your shared account. InnoDB will be pre-selected as the default engine for a given database during the app activation process, regardless of whether you make use of our single-click installation tool or create the database and set up the app manually, provided that the application requires InnoDB instead of the more famous MyISAM engine. We’ll create regular backups of all your databases, so you can be sure that you won’t ever lose any content in case you delete a database by accident or you overwrite some important information – you just need to inform us and we’ll restore the database the way it was.

InnoDB in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can use an open-source script-powered web application that requires InnoDB with all of our semi-dedicated server plans, due to the fact that all the accounts are created on our advanced cloud platform where the MySQL database engine is installed. A new database can be set up in two ways – manually from the Database Manager section of the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, or automatically – when you make use of our one-click application installer. In either case, the needed engine will be chosen automatically as soon as the installation of the application begins, so you won’t have to modify anything manually, irrespective of whether the application needs InnoDB or the more commonly used MyISAM. In addition, we’ll always be able to retrieve any of your MySQL databases in case you accidentally delete one, as we make several database backups every day, each of which is saved for one week.