See what a database engine is, what are the merits of the InnoDB engine and why it's gaining a huge amount of popularity.
InnoDB is a database engine for MySQL databases, which is used by widespread open-source script-powered web applications like Joomla™ 3.x and Magento. It’s perfect for scalable applications, since it performs remarkably well when managing immense data volumes. Rather than locking the whole table to insert new information in a database like many other engines do, InnoDB locks only one row, so it can process much more operations for the same length of time. Also, InnoDB offers a faster database crash recovery and supports database transactions and foreign key constraints – a set of rules that indicate how data imports and modifications should be handled. If a particular operation has not been entirely completed for any reason, the action will be rolled back. Thus, the content in the database will stay safe and sound and will not be partially mixed with newly entered content.
InnoDB in Shared Web Hosting
While InnoDB is either not offered or it is a paid upgrade with many web hosts, it is part of the standard set of features that we offer with our shared web hosting plans. If you’d like to use a PHP script-powered application that requires InnoDB in particular, in order to be installed and to work properly, you will not need to deal with any impediments since the database storage engine is available on our custom-built cloud website hosting platform. Regardless of whether you set up a brand new database and install an application manually or take advantage of our single-click application installer software instrument, InnoDB will be selected automatically by our system as the default engine if the respective app needs InnoDB rather than MyISAM. Besides the remarkable crash recovery that InnoDB is offering, we also generate regular backups of all databases, so we can quickly recover any database in your shared hosting account.