Discover what a database engine is, what exactly are the benefits of the InnoDB engine and why it's gaining a lot of global popularity.
InnoDB is a storage engine for MySQL relational databases, which is used by widespread open-source script-powered applications such as Joomla™ v3 and Magento. It is perfect for scalable applications, since it works exceptionally well when managing huge volumes of data. Instead of locking the whole table to insert new information in a database as many other engines do, InnoDB locks only one database row, so it can handle much more operations for the same length of time. In addition, InnoDB offers an improved database failure recovery and supports transactions and foreign keys – a set of rules that specify how data inserts and updates should be treated. If a given task has not been entirely completed for some reason, the action will be rolled back. In this way, the information in the database will be preserved safe and sound and will not be partially merged with newly added content.
InnoDB in Hosting
Every open-source script-driven application that requires InnoDB will function impeccably on our leading-edge cloud web hosting platform and the MySQL storage engine is available with all our hosting
plans. Whenever you create a MySQL database manually or our app installer tool creates one automatically and an app installation process is started, the engine that the database will make use of will be selected on the basis of the app’s requirements without the need to edit any setting in your account. InnoDB will be picked automatically for any application that requires this particular engine and you’ll be able to get the most out of its full potential. We’ll generate daily backups of your content, so in case you accidentally remove a database that you need or you overwrite certain parts of it, we’ll be able to restore the database the way it was only a few hours earlier.
InnoDB in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You can install an open-source script-driven web app that needs InnoDB with all of our semi-dedicated server
packages, as all the accounts are set up on our leading-edge cloud web hosting platform where the storage engine is installed. A new MySQL database can be set up in two different ways – manually through the Database Manager section of the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, or automatically – if you use our one-click application installer. Either way, the required engine will be selected automatically the moment the application’s activation starts, so you will not need to configure anything manually, irrespective of whether the app requires InnoDB or the more frequently used MyISAM. Furthermore, we will always be able to recover any of your databases if you accidentally erase one, as we make a few MySQL database backups every day, each of which is kept for one whole week.
InnoDB in VPS Web Hosting
If you get a virtual private server
with our Hepsia hosting Control Panel, the InnoDB storage engine will be an essential part of the software pack that will be installed on your Virtual Private Server before we give it to you. You won’t have to activate anything manually and you’ll be able to enable and run any PHP-driven app that requires InnoDB when your VPS is set up, which takes no more than one hour after the order process itself. Several engines are available, so anytime you set up a database via the Hepsia Control Panel, a particular engine will be picked once the app activation begins and our system will detect the engine that is required by the app in question. If you need MyISAM, for example, you will not have to do anything different from installing the desired application, whether manually or using our application installer.
InnoDB in Dedicated Servers Hosting
InnoDB comes by default with all Linux dedicated servers hosting packages
ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel. It’s an integral part of the standard software bundle that we install on all Hepsia-equipped servers, so once your physical machine is ready, you’ll be able to log in and to install any type of script-driven software app that requires this particular storage engine. If you create a new database through the hosting Control Panel, there won’t be any activated engine until you begin installing an application. As soon as the app configuration wizard starts dumping information in the database, the engine will be chosen automatically based on the prerequisites of the given app, so you can run both InnoDB and MyISAM without the need to select either one specifically at any point. In this way, you can use a wide variety of apps for your websites.