InnoDB is a MySQL storage engine, which has been gaining in popularity in recent years, as it provides a better overall performance and a faster crash recovery in comparison to the default engine that is used by MySQL – MyISAM. InnoDB is endorsed by numerous programmers that run highly scalable software applications, due to the fact that it works much more efficiently with enormous data volumes, while it keeps the server processing load low. In addition, it locks only one database row in case any information should be edited, whereas lots of other engines lock the entire database table and thus need more time to handle multiple successive tasks. Last, but not least, InnoDB complies with a set of "all-or-nothing" rules – in case the modification of the entire data cannot be completed for any reason, the operation is rolled back to prevent confusion or data loss. Magento and the latest Joomla versions are two instances of popular PHP script-driven software platforms that have moved to InnoDB.
InnoDB in Cloud Website Hosting
InnoDB is available with all our cloud website hosting plans by default, not upon request or as a paid upgrade, so you’ll be able to install and manage any PHP script-driven software application that requires the database storage engine without any problems as soon as you open your shared account. InnoDB will be selected automatically as the default engine for a certain MySQL database during the app activation process, irrespective of whether you use our one-click installer or create the database and install the app manually, provided that the application requires InnoDB instead of the more famous MyISAM engine. We will carry out daily database backups, so you can rest assured that you will never lose any content in case you erase a database accidentally or you overwrite some crucial information – you’ll simply have to touch base with us and we will restore your content back to normal.