What?s InnoDB? Why has it been picked up as the standard MySQL storage engine?
InnoDB is a database engine for MySQL relational databases, which is used by widely used PHP script-based web applications such as Joomla™ v3 and Magento. It is perfect for scalable applications, as it works unbelievably well when managing large volumes of data. Rather than locking the entire table to append new information to a database as many other engines do, InnoDB locks only one row, so it can execute a lot more operations for the same length of time. In addition, InnoDB offers a much faster database failure recovery and supports transactions and foreign keys – a set of rules that determine how data inserts and updates should be treated. In case a certain task has not been fully completed for some reason, the action will be rolled back. Thus, the information in the database will stay undamaged and will not be partially mixed with new content.
InnoDB in Cloud Web Hosting
InnoDB is available with all our cloud web hosting
by default, not as a paid upgrade or upon request, so you will be able to install and manage any open-source script-powered software application which requires the MySQL database storage engine without any obstacles as soon as you activate your shared website hosting account. InnoDB will be pre-selected as the default engine for a certain MySQL database during the app installation, no matter if you make use of our 1-click installer or create the MySQL database and install the application manually, provided that the application requires InnoDB instead of the more popular MyISAM engine. We will generate regular backups of all your databases, so you can be sure that you won’t ever lose any content in case you erase a database by accident or you overwrite some key info – you will just need to touch base with us and we will restore everything the way it was.