Learn what a database engine is, what exactly are the advantages of the InnoDB engine and why it is gaining that much global popularity.
InnoDB is a very popular database storage engine for the MySQL DBMS. It’s an alternative to the default MyISAM engine and it has a lot of strengths that have made it the preferred engine for numerous PHP-powered applications, such as Joomla™ and Magento, which have switched to InnoDB for good. For example, adding enormous data volumes will be much faster with InnoDB, as it locks only one row to complete a specific operation, not the entire table, which makes the engine excellent for scalable apps. InnoDB also supports foreign keys and transactions – these refer to the way in which the info is handled. Put simply, importing new or editing existent data will either be entirely completed, or will be canceled and the procedure will be rolled back if a certain problem occurs during the process, so the content that remains in the database will not be damaged.
InnoDB in Web Hosting
While InnoDB is either not offered or it is a paid upgrade with other web hosts, it’s an integral part of the standard set of services that we offer with our web hosting plans. If you want to use a PHP script-driven app that needs InnoDB in particular, in order to be installed and to perform properly, you will not need to deal with any impediments since the MySQL storage engine is available on our custom-built cloud platform. Regardless of whether you create a new MySQL database and install an app manually or use our 1-click app installer software instrument, InnoDB will be selected automatically by our system as the default engine if the given application needs it instead of MyISAM. In addition to the excellent database crash recovery that InnoDB is offering, we also keep daily backups of all databases, so we can quickly restore any MySQL database in your shared account.