InnoDB is a very popular database engine for the MySQL relational database management system. It is an alternative to the default engine – MyISAM, and it has a lot of advantages that make it the engine of choice for numerous script-based web applications, including Magento and Joomla, which have switched over to InnoDB for good. For example, importing immense data volumes will be faster with InnoDB, as it locks only one row to accomplish a certain operation, not the entire database table, which makes the engine ideal for scalable applications. InnoDB also supports foreign keys and transactions – these refer to the manner in which the data is treated. Put simply, appending new or updating existing data will either be thoroughly completed, or will be canceled and the procedure will be rolled back if any issue shows up during the process, thus the content that remains in the database will not be damaged.

InnoDB in Cloud Web Hosting

InnoDB is available with all our cloud web hosting by default, not upon request or as a paid upgrade, so you’ll be able to activate and run any PHP script-driven software application which needs the MySQL database engine without having to deal with any impediment once you activate your shared hosting account. InnoDB will be selected automatically as the default engine for a specific database during the app activation process, irrespective of whether you take advantage of our one-click installation tool or create the MySQL database and set up the app manually, on the condition that the app requires it instead of the more famous MyISAM engine. We will generate daily database backups, so you can rest assured that you won’t ever lose any content if you erase a database unintentionally or you overwrite some key information – you will simply have to notify us and we’ll restore the database the way it was.