InnoDB is a database engine for MySQL relational databases, which is used by widespread PHP script-powered apps like Magento and Joomla 3.x. It is excellent for scalable applications, because it works amazingly well when processing large amounts of data. Rather than locking the whole table to import new information into a database like many other engines do, InnoDB locks only one row, so it can perform a lot more tasks for the same length of time. Moreover, InnoDB offers a much better database crash recovery and supports transactions and foreign keys – rules that specify how data inserts and modifications should be treated. If a specific operation has not been thoroughly completed for some reason, the action will be rolled back. In this way, the database content will be kept intact and will not be partially mixed with new content.
InnoDB in Shared Hosting
You will be able to make use of any script-powered application that requires InnoDB in case you have a Linux shared hosting package with our company, as the MySQL storage engine is available on our cutting-edge cloud web hosting platform by default. Throughout the app activation – manual or automatic, InnoDB will be selected as the default engine and the setup process will proceed flawlessly if this engine is required. You can install apps which need the MyISAM engine without having to deal with any impediment as well and, once again, the engine will be selected automatically, so you won’t have to update anything manually at any time. Furthermore, we’ll also perform daily backups of all the databases that you have in your shared account, so if you erase or overwrite anything, we can quickly get it back to the way it was on any of the previous 7 days.