InnoDB is a popular storage engine for the MySQL DBMS. It is an alternative to the default MyISAM engine and it has lots of strengths which make it the preferred engine for a lot of PHP-powered apps, among them Joomla and Magento, which have switched to InnoDB for good. For example, adding enormous amounts of data will be much faster with InnoDB, since it locks only a single database row to perform a particular task, not the entire database table, which makes the engine ideal for scalable applications. It also supports foreign keys and transactions – these refer to the way in which the info is tackled. Simply put, adding new or updating existing data will either be entirely completed, or will be annulled and the procedure will be rolled back if a given issue shows up during the process, which means that the content that remains in the database won’t be damaged.
InnoDB in Cloud Website Hosting
While InnoDB is either not available or a paid upgrade with many other web hosts, it’s part of the default set of features that we’re offering with our cloud website hosting plans. If you want to make use of a PHP-based application that needs InnoDB particularly, in order to be activated and to perform correctly, you won’t need to deal with any difficulties since the MySQL storage engine is available on our custom cloud Internet hosting platform. Irrespective of whether you create a brand-new MySQL database and activate an application manually or take advantage of our 1-click app installer tool, InnoDB will be selected automatically by our system as the default engine if the specific app needs it rather than MyISAM. Besides the remarkable database failure recovery offered by InnoDB, we also keep regular backups of all databases, so that we can quickly recover any database in your shared account.