Discover what a database engine is, what exactly are the pros of the InnoDB engine and why it's gaining a lot of global popularity.
InnoDB is a MySQL database engine, which has been gaining popularity in recent years, because it offers a significantly better overall performance and an improved database failure recovery compared with the default engine used by the MySQL DBMS – MyISAM. InnoDB is used by lots of programmers that write scalable software apps, since it works much more efficiently with large data volumes, while it keeps the server processing load low. Moreover, it locks only a single database row in case any information should be edited, whereas many other engines lock the entire table and hence require much more time to carry out multiple successive tasks. Last, but not least, InnoDB observes the "all-or-nothing" rule – in case the entire data modification process cannot be completed for whatever reason, the action is rolled back to prevent scrambling or the loss of data. Magento and the latest Joomla™ versions are two examples of widely used PHP script-powered web applications that have moved to InnoDB.
InnoDB in Cloud Hosting
You can install any PHP-based software app that needs InnoDB in case you have a Linux cloud hosting package
with our company, as the database engine is available on our leading-edge cloud hosting platform by default. Throughout the app installation – manual or automatic, InnoDB will be selected as the default engine and the setup process will continue impeccably in case this engine is needed. You can activate apps that use the MyISAM engine without the need to deal with any difficulty as well and, again, the engine will be pre-selected, so you won’t have to configure any setting manually at any point. What’s more, we will also perform regular backups of all the databases that you have in the shared web hosting account, so if you delete or overwrite something, we can swiftly restore it the way it was on any of the previous 7 days.