InnoDB is a database storage engine for MySQL databases, which is used by widespread script-driven apps like Magento and Joomla v3. It is perfect for scalable applications, since it performs incredibly well when managing huge amounts of data. Instead of locking the whole table to insert new information in a database like many other engines do, InnoDB locks only one database row, so it can complete a lot more operations for the same length of time. Furthermore, InnoDB offers a better database failure recovery and supports transactions and foreign keys – a set of rules that indicate how data inserts and modifications should be handled. In case a given operation hasn’t been fully completed for any reason, the action will be rolled back. In this way, the database content will be kept safe and sound and won’t be partially merged with newly inserted content.
InnoDB in Cloud Website Hosting
You can install any PHP-driven web application that needs InnoDB in case you have a cloud website hosting service with us, as the MySQL database engine is present on our advanced cloud website hosting platform by default. During the app activation – manual or automatic, InnoDB will be selected as the default engine and the setup process will proceed impeccably if this engine is needed. You can activate apps which use the MyISAM engine without any difficulties as well and, again, the engine will be pre-selected, so you won’t need to update anything manually at any time. On top of that, we’ll also perform daily backups of all the databases that you have in your shared hosting account, so if you erase or overwrite something, we can quickly get it back to the way it was on any of the past 7 days.