InnoDB is a database engine for MySQL relational databases, which is used by widely used open-source script-driven apps like Joomla 3 and Magento. It is perfect for scalable applications, since it performs unbelievably well when managing enormous volumes of data. Rather than locking the entire table to append new information to a database as many other engines do, InnoDB locks only one row, so it can complete a lot more tasks for the same length of time. Furthermore, InnoDB offers an improved crash recovery and supports transactions and foreign keys – rules that define how data imports and modifications should be treated. If a given operation hasn’t been thoroughly completed for whatever reason, the action will be rolled back. Thus, the database content will be kept undamaged and won’t be partially mixed with newly added content.
InnoDB in Cloud Hosting
While InnoDB is either not available or a paid upgrade with many website hosting service providers, it’s an essential part of the standard set of services that we offer with our cloud hosting packages. In case you would like to use an open-source script-powered web application that requires InnoDB in particular, in order to be installed and to work correctly, you won’t have to deal with any impediments since the MySQL storage engine is available on our custom cloud Internet hosting platform. No matter if you set up a brand-new database and activate an application manually or make use of our 1-click application installer tool, InnoDB will be selected automatically by our platform as the default engine if the specific application requires InnoDB rather than MyISAM. Besides the excellent database crash recovery offered by InnoDB, we also keep daily backups of all databases, so we can easily recover any database in your shared hosting account.