InnoDB is a database engine for MySQL relational databases, which is used by famous script-driven applications such as Magento and Joomla v3. It is ideal for scalable apps, as it excels in handling enormous amounts of data. Instead of locking the whole table to enter new information into a database as many other engines do, InnoDB locks only one row, so it can complete much more tasks for the same period of time. Furthermore, InnoDB offers a much faster crash recovery and supports database transactions and foreign keys – a set of rules that determine how data inserts and updates should be treated. In case a particular operation hasn’t been fully completed for whatever reason, the action will be rolled back. In this way, the content in the database will be retained intact and won’t be partially merged with new content.
InnoDB in Website Hosting
While InnoDB is either not offered or it is a paid upgrade with many hosting providers, it is included in the standard set of features that we are offering with our website hosting plans. If you would like to use an open-source script-based software app that requires InnoDB in particular, in order to be activated and to work correctly, you will not experience any obstacles because the InnoDB database storage engine is available on our custom-built cloud Internet hosting platform. Regardless of whether you set up a brand-new database and activate an app manually or use our single-click application installer instrument, InnoDB will be selected automatically by our system as the default engine if the specific app needs it rather than MyISAM. In addition to the excellent database crash recovery offered by InnoDB, we also carry out regular database backups, so we can quickly recover any database in your shared hosting account.