InnoDB is a popular database engine for the MySQL relational database management system. It’s an alternative to the default engine – MyISAM, and it has plenty of upsides that make it the engine of choice for lots of open-source script-driven applications, such as Joomla and Magento, which have shifted over to InnoDB permanently. For instance, importing enormous amounts of data will be much faster with InnoDB, since it locks only a single database row to accomplish a specific operation, not the entire database table, which makes the engine excellent for scalable applications. InnoDB also supports foreign keys and database transactions – these refer to the manner in which the info is treated. Put simply, appending new or updating existing data will either be fully completed, or will be aborted and the operation will be rolled back if any problem occurs in the meantime, hence the content that remains in the database won’t be lost.

InnoDB in Cloud Hosting

While InnoDB is either not offered or it is a paid upgrade with many other website hosting service providers, it’s an integral part of the default set of services that we offer with our cloud hosting packages. In case you want to make use of a PHP-driven software app that requires InnoDB in particular, in order to be installed and to work correctly, you will not experience any impediments as the InnoDB database engine is available on our custom-built cloud web hosting platform. Irrespective of whether you set up a brand-new database and install an app manually or use our single-click application installer instrument, InnoDB will be selected automatically by our platform as the default engine if the particular app requires it rather than MyISAM. In addition to the amazing database crash recovery offered by InnoDB, we also generate regular backups of all databases, so that we can easily recover any database in your shared website hosting account.