InnoDB is a very popular database engine for MySQL. It is an alternative to the default engine – MyISAM, and it has got many pluses which make it the engine of choice for lots of open-source script-powered software applications, such as Joomla and Magento, which have switched to InnoDB permanently. For example, importing enormous volumes of data will be much faster with InnoDB, since it locks only one row to execute a given operation, not the entire database table, which makes the engine excellent for scalable applications. It also supports foreign keys and transactions – these refer to the manner in which the information is handled. Simply put, adding new or modifying existent data will either be entirely completed, or will be canceled and the operation will be rolled back if some problem shows up in the meantime, which means that the content that remains in the database won’t be lost.

InnoDB in Web Hosting

You will be able to use any PHP script-driven software app that requires InnoDB if you’ve got a web hosting plan with our company, as the database engine is present on our innovative cloud web hosting platform as standard. During the app activation – manual or automatic, InnoDB will be selected as the default engine and the setup process will continue impeccably in case this engine is required. You can activate applications which use the MyISAM engine without any problems as well and, once again, the engine will be selected automatically, so you won’t have to configure any setting manually at any time. What’s more, we will also carry out regular backups of all the databases that you have in your shared hosting account, so in case you delete or overwrite something, we can easily restore it the way it was on any of the past 7 days.