InnoDB is a very popular database storage engine for the MySQL database management system. It’s an alternative to the default MyISAM engine and it has plenty of strong sides which have made it the engine of choice for lots of PHP script-powered software apps, such as Magento and Joomla, which have switched over to InnoDB permanently. For instance, adding huge amounts of data will be faster with InnoDB, since it locks only one database row to accomplish an operation, not the entire database table, which makes the engine perfect for scalable applications. It also supports foreign keys and database transactions – these refer to the manner in which the information is tackled. In simpler words, importing new or updating existent data will either be fully completed, or will be canceled and the operation will be rolled back if any issue shows up during the process, therefore the content that remains in the database will not be lost.
InnoDB in Shared Hosting
Every PHP script-based software app that needs InnoDB will run impeccably on our advanced cloud web hosting platform and the MySQL database engine is available with all our shared hosting packages. Each time you create a MySQL database manually or our app installer tool creates one automatically and an app installation is initiated, the engine that the database will make use of will be selected on the basis of the app’s requirements without the need to update any setting in your account. InnoDB will be chosen automatically for any app that requires this specific engine and you will be able to get the most out of its full potential. We will carry out regular backups of your content, so in case you accidentally erase a MySQL database that’s important to you or you overwrite specific parts of it, we will be able to restore your content the way it was just several hours earlier.