Become aware of what a database engine is, what are the advantages of the InnoDB engine and why it's gaining a lot of global popularity.
InnoDB is a MySQL database storage engine, which has been gaining in popularity in recent years, as it offers a better overall performance and an improved crash recovery compared to the default engine that is used by MySQL – MyISAM. InnoDB is preferred by lots of web developers that create scalable web applications, because it works much more efficiently with huge volumes of data, while it keeps the server processing load low. Additionally, it locks only a single row in the database if any info should be edited, whereas many other engines lock the entire table and therefore need much more time to perform several consecutive tasks. Last, but not least, InnoDB follows a set of "all-or-nothing" rules – in case the modification of the entire data cannot be completed successfully for whatever reason, the operation is rolled back to avoid confusion or the loss of data. Magento and the newest Joomla™ versions are two examples of famous PHP-driven apps that have shifted over to InnoDB.
InnoDB in Shared Web Hosting
While InnoDB is either not available or a paid upgrade with other web hosting companies, it’s included in the default set of services that we’re offering with our shared web hosting
plans. If you’d like to make use of an open-source script-powered app that requires InnoDB in particular, in order to be activated and to work correctly, you will not experience any problems since the MySQL database engine is available on our in-house developed cloud Internet hosting platform. Regardless 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 system as the default engine if the given app requires InnoDB rather than MyISAM. In addition to the excellent crash recovery that InnoDB offers, we also make regular backups of all databases, so we can easily recover any MySQL database in your shared website hosting account.
InnoDB in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You can install a script-powered web application that needs InnoDB with all of our semi-dedicated server
packages, due to the fact that all the accounts are created on our innovative cloud hosting platform where the MySQL storage engine is installed. A new database can be set up in two different ways – manually from the Database Manager section of the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, or automatically – if you take advantage of our 1-click application installer tool. Either way, the needed engine will be chosen automatically the moment the activation of the application begins, so you will not have to edit anything manually, no matter if the app requires InnoDB or the more frequently used MyISAM. In addition, we’ll always be able to restore any of your databases in case you remove one by accident, as we make a few backups every day, each of which is preserved for seven days.
InnoDB in VPS Web Hosting
If you order a virtual private server
with our Hepsia hosting Control Panel, the InnoDB storage engine will be an indivisible part of the standard software bundle that will be pre-installed on your server before we give it to you. You will not need to activate anything manually and you’ll be able to enable and manage any open-source script-driven app that needs InnoDB as soon as your VPS is set up, which takes no more than sixty minutes after the order process itself. A number of engines are available, so whenever you create a database using the Hepsia Control Panel, a specific engine will be picked when the app activation commences and our system will automatically detect which engine is required by the application in question. If you have to use MyISAM, for example, you will not have to do anything different than installing the chosen app, whether manually or using our app installer tool.
InnoDB in Dedicated Servers Hosting
All Linux dedicated servers hosting
ordered with our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel include a software bundle that’s pre-activated and among everything else, you’ll get the InnoDB database engine, so you won’t have to activate it manually if you’d like to use open-source PHP scripts that require it. All it takes to install such a script is to create a new database and to start the setup process – once the setup wizard accesses the database and starts entering data into it, InnoDB will be set as the default MySQL engine for this database as long as it is the one needed by the script. You’ll also be able to install scripts that require the other very popular MySQL engine, MyISAM, so you won’t have to change any settings on the server. This will enable you to run a variety of scripts on a single physical server and to use it to its maximum potential.