InnoDB is a storage engine for MySQL databases, which is used by widely used PHP-driven software applications such as Joomla 3 and Magento. It is excellent for scalable apps, because it performs really well when processing huge amounts of data. Rather than locking the entire database table to import new information into a database like many other engines do, InnoDB locks only one database row, so it can process a lot more operations for the same period of time. Also, InnoDB offers a better database failure recovery and supports transactions and foreign key constraints – rules that specify how data inserts and updates should be handled. If a particular operation has not been fully completed for whatever reason, the action will be rolled back. Thus, the database content will stay safe and sound and won’t be partially merged with newly inserted content.

InnoDB in Cloud Web Hosting

While InnoDB is either not available or a paid upgrade with other web hosting companies, it is an essential part of the standard set of services that we are offering with our cloud web hosting packages. If you want to use an open-source script-based software app that requires InnoDB particularly, in order to be activated and to perform properly, you won’t need to deal with any obstacles because the storage engine is available on our custom-built cloud hosting platform. No matter if you create a brand-new MySQL database and activate an application manually or make use of our one-click app installer software tool, InnoDB will be selected automatically by our platform as the default engine if the particular application needs it instead of MyISAM. In addition to the exceptional crash recovery offered by InnoDB, we also generate daily database backups, so we can swiftly recover any database in your shared account.