InnoDB is a very popular storage engine for the MySQL DBMS. It’s an alternative to the default engine – MyISAM, and it has many pluses that have made it the preferred engine for numerous open-source script-powered web apps, among them Magento and Joomla, which have switched over to InnoDB permanently. For example, importing enormous volumes of data will be much faster with InnoDB, because it locks only one row to perform a specific operation, not the entire table, which makes the engine ideal for scalable apps. It also supports foreign keys and database transactions – these refer to the manner in which the information is handled. Put simply, appending new or editing existing data will either be fully completed, or will be annulled and the procedure will be rolled back in case a certain issue occurs in the meantime, so the content that remains in the database will not be lost.
InnoDB in Shared Web Hosting
Any PHP script-driven web app that requires InnoDB will run impeccably on our cutting-edge cloud platform and the database engine comes with all our shared web hosting packages. Whenever you create a MySQL database manually or our app installer creates one automatically and an app installation is started, the engine that the database will use will be selected on the basis of the app’s specifications without the need to update any setting in your shared web hosting account. InnoDB will be chosen automatically for any application that requires this particular engine and you will be able to make the most of its full potential. We will store daily backups of your content, so if you unintentionally erase a MySQL database that is important to you or you overwrite some part of it, we will be able to restore everything the way it was just a few hours ago.