InnoDB is a MySQL storage engine, which has been gaining popularity lately, because it provides a significantly better overall performance and a faster crash recovery compared with the default engine used by MySQL – MyISAM. InnoDB is endorsed by a lot of web developers that create highly scalable software applications, due to the fact that it works better with large amounts of data, while it keeps the server processing load at a minimum. Furthermore, it locks only one database row in case any info should be modified, while lots of other engines lock the entire database table and therefore need much more time to fulfill several consecutive tasks. Last, but not least, InnoDB adheres to the "all-or-nothing" rule – in case the entire data modification process cannot be completed successfully for whatever reason, the action is rolled back to prevent confusion or losing data. Magento and the latest versions of Joomla are two instances of widespread script-based web applications which have moved to InnoDB.
InnoDB in Web Hosting
While InnoDB is either a paid upgrade or it is not available at all with many web hosts, it’s an essential part of the standard set of services that we offer with our web hosting plans. If you would like to use a script-based app that needs InnoDB specifically, in order to be installed and to work correctly, you will not have any difficulties because the MySQL database engine is available on our in-house developed cloud Internet hosting platform. Irrespective of whether you set up a new MySQL database and activate an application manually or make use of our single-click application installer software tool, InnoDB will be selected automatically by our platform as the default engine if the respective app requires InnoDB instead of MyISAM. In addition to the amazing database failure recovery offered by InnoDB, we also carry out regular database backups, so we can easily recover any database in your shared account.