InnoDB is a popular database storage engine for MySQL. It is an alternative to the default engine – MyISAM, and it has plenty of upsides that have made it the preferred engine for plenty of PHP script-powered web apps, among them Magento and Joomla, which have moved to InnoDB permanently. For example, importing immense data volumes will be faster with InnoDB, since it locks only a single row to perform a particular operation, not the entire database table, which makes the engine ideal for scalable apps. It also supports foreign keys and database transactions – these refer to the manner in which the information is tackled. In simpler words, appending new or modifying existing data will either be fully completed, or will be aborted and the operation will be rolled back in case some problem appears in the meantime, which means that the content that remains in the database won’t be lost.
InnoDB in Cloud Web Hosting
You can run any script-powered software application that requires InnoDB if you have a Linux cloud web hosting with our company, as the MySQL storage engine is available on our cutting-edge cloud website hosting platform as standard. During the app activation – manual or automatic, InnoDB will be selected as the default engine and the setup will proceed impeccably if this engine is needed. You can activate apps which use the MyISAM engine without having any problem as well and, once again, the engine will be pre-selected, so you won’t have to configure anything manually at any time. In addition, we’ll also generate regular backups of all the databases that you’ve got in your shared hosting account, so if you delete or overwrite anything, we can swiftly get it back to the way it was on any of the previous 7 days.