Find what a database engine is, what are the advantages of the InnoDB engine and why it's gaining a lot of worldwide popularity.
InnoDB is a MySQL database engine, which has been gaining popularity in recent years, as it offers a better overall performance and a faster database failure recovery in comparison to the default engine that’s used by the MySQL RDBMS – MyISAM. InnoDB is endorsed by numerous web developers that run highly scalable applications, due to the fact that it works much more effectively with large data volumes, while it keeps the server load at a minimum. Also, it locks only one database row in case any info should be edited, whereas many other engines lock the entire database table and thus require much more time to carry out multiple successive tasks. Last, but not least, InnoDB complies with a set of "all-or-nothing" rules – if the modification of the entire data cannot be completed successfully for any reason, the operation is rolled back to prevent confusion or data loss. Magento and the newest releases of Joomla™ are two examples of popular script-based apps which have switched to InnoDB.
InnoDB in Cloud Hosting
While InnoDB is either a paid upgrade or it is not available at all with other hosting companies, it is part of the default set of services that we are offering with our cloud hosting plans. In case you would like to make use of an open-source script-based web application that requires InnoDB particularly, in order to be installed and to perform correctly, you will not have any obstacles since the storage engine is available on our custom-built cloud web hosting platform. No matter if you set up a brand new database and activate an application manually or take advantage of our one-click app installer software tool, InnoDB will be selected automatically by our system as the default engine if the application needs InnoDB rather than MyISAM. Besides the amazing crash recovery that InnoDB is offering, we also make regular backups of all databases, so we can swiftly restore any MySQL database in your shared hosting account.