InnoDB is a very popular database engine for the MySQL DBMS. It’s an alternative to the default MyISAM engine and it has a lot of pluses that make it the preferred engine for plenty of script-based applications, including Joomla and Magento, which have moved to InnoDB for good. For instance, importing huge amounts of data will be much faster with InnoDB, as it locks only a single row to carry out a given operation, not the entire table, which makes the engine ideal for scalable applications. InnoDB also supports foreign keys and transactions – these refer to the way in which the data is tackled. In simpler words, appending new or editing existing data will either be fully completed, or will be aborted and the operation will be rolled back in case any problem shows up during the process, thus the content that remains in the database won’t be lost.
InnoDB in Web Hosting
While InnoDB is either not available or a paid upgrade with many hosting providers, it is part of the default set of features that we are offering with our web hosting packages. If you wish to use a script-driven web app that needs InnoDB particularly, in order to be installed and to function correctly, you will not experience any problems as the MySQL database engine is available on our in-house developed cloud Internet hosting platform. No matter if you create a brand new database and activate an application manually or take advantage of our one-click app installer software tool, InnoDB will be selected automatically by our system as the default engine if the specific application requires InnoDB rather than MyISAM. Besides the excellent database failure recovery that InnoDB is offering, we also generate regular database backups, so that we can easily restore any database in your shared account.
InnoDB in Semi-dedicated Servers
InnoDB is offered with all our semi-dedicated service by default, so once you create a new account, you can go ahead and activate any open-source script-based application that requires the MySQL storage engine. A few engines are pre-installed on our cloud website hosting platform, so when you create a brand new database and start installing an app manually, or decide to make use of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel-integrated app installer, the engine for the database will be picked based on the prerequisites of the app in question. This will permit you to install and manage InnoDB-specific apps without having to cope with any obstacle and without the need to update any settings in your account. To take no chances, we’ll always have a 7-day-old backup of all your databases, so if you remove or change any content unintentionally, we can quickly restore it.
InnoDB in VPS Servers
If you select a VPS server with our Hepsia Control Panel, the InnoDB database engine will be an integral part of the software pack that will be installed on your VPS server before we hand it over to you. You won’t need to set up anything manually and you will be able to enable and manage any open-source script-driven software application that needs InnoDB as soon as your VPS is ready, which takes no more than one hour after the order submission process itself. A number of engines are offered, so every time you create a MySQL database through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, a particular engine will be activated once the app installation process starts and our system will automatically recognize the engine that is required by the application in question. In case you need to use MyISAM, for example, you will not have to do anything different than installing the preferred app, whether manually or using our app installer tool.
InnoDB in Dedicated Servers
InnoDB comes as standard with all dedicated servers that are ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel. It is an integral part of the standard software bundle that we install on all Hepsia-managed servers, so as soon as your physical machine is set up, you will be able to log in and to activate any kind of open-source script-driven web application that needs this database storage engine. When you create a new database through the hosting Control Panel, there won’t be any activated engine till you start installing an application. As soon as the app setup wizard starts importing information into the database, the engine will be picked automatically based on the specific app’s prerequisites, so you can run both MyISAM and InnoDB without the need to select either of them explicitly at any moment. Thus, you can use a large collection of applications for your Internet sites.