InnoDB is a database engine for MySQL relational databases, which is used by popular open-source script-based software apps like Joomla 3.x and Magento. It is ideal for scalable applications, as it works exceptionally well when processing huge amounts of data. Rather than locking the entire table to insert new information in a database like many other engines do, InnoDB locks only one row, so it can process much more tasks for the same length of time. Also, InnoDB offers a much faster crash recovery and supports transactions and foreign key constraints – rules that determine how data imports and updates should be handled. In case a certain operation hasn’t been entirely completed for some reason, the action will be rolled back. In this way, the information in the database will be kept undamaged and won’t be partially merged with newly entered content.
InnoDB in Cloud Web Hosting
While InnoDB is either not offered or it is a paid upgrade with many other web hosting providers, it is an integral part of the default set of services that we offer with our cloud web hosting packages. In case you wish to use a PHP-based web application that requires InnoDB particularly, in order to be activated and to perform properly, you will not have any obstacles since the InnoDB database engine is available on our in-house developed cloud platform. Irrespective of whether you create a brand new database and activate an application manually or use our 1-click app installer software tool, InnoDB will be selected automatically by our platform as the default engine if the respective application requires it instead of MyISAM. Besides the exceptional database crash recovery that InnoDB is offering, we also maintain daily backups of all databases, so that we can easily restore any MySQL database in your shared web hosting account.