InnoDB is a popular database storage engine for MySQL. It’s an alternative to the default MyISAM engine and it has got a lot of strong sides which have made it the engine of choice for lots of PHP-driven software applications, including Joomla™ and Magento, which have switched to InnoDB for good. For example, adding immense volumes of data will be much faster with InnoDB, since it locks only a single database row to perform a certain operation, not the entire table, which makes the engine excellent for scalable apps. InnoDB also supports foreign keys and database transactions – these refer to the way in which the information is tackled. Put simply, appending new or editing existing data will either be thoroughly completed, or will be annulled and the procedure will be rolled back in case some issue occurs during the process, which is why the content that remains in the database won’t be damaged.
InnoDB in Web Hosting
Any open-source script-driven software app that needs InnoDB will function impeccably on our advanced cloud website hosting platform and the storage engine is available with all our web hosting
plans. Whenever you create a database manually or our app installer creates one automatically and an app installation is initiated, the engine that the database in question will make use of will be selected in accordance with the app’s requirements without the need to update any setting in your shared hosting account. InnoDB will be picked automatically for any application that requires this specific engine and you’ll be able to make the most of its full potential. We’ll create regular backups of your content, so in case you accidentally delete a MySQL database that’s important to you or you overwrite specific parts of it, we will be able to restore your database the way it was just a few hours earlier.