InnoDB is a MySQL database engine, which has been gaining popularity lately, as it provides a better overall performance and an improved database crash recovery in comparison with the default engine that is used by the MySQL DBMS – MyISAM. InnoDB is preferred by lots of devs that write scalable apps, as it works much more effectively with huge amounts of data, while it keeps the server load low. Furthermore, it it locks only one row in the database if any info should be modified, whereas many other engines lock the entire table and thus require much more time to carry out multiple consecutive tasks. Last, but not least, InnoDB complies with 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 confusion or losing data. Magento and the newest Joomla editions are two instances of widespread script-powered software applications which have moved to InnoDB.

InnoDB in Web Hosting

While InnoDB is either not offered or it is a paid upgrade with many other hosting providers, it is included in the standard set of services that we offer with our web hosting plans. In case you wish to use a PHP script-driven web application that requires InnoDB in particular, in order to be activated and to work properly, you will not come across any impediments since the MySQL database engine is available on our custom cloud website hosting platform. Irrespective of whether you set up a brand new MySQL database and install an app manually or use our one-click application installer software instrument, InnoDB will be selected automatically by our system as the default engine if the given app needs it rather than MyISAM. Besides the exceptional database failure recovery that InnoDB offers, we also perform regular backups of all databases, so we can quickly recover any MySQL database in your shared web hosting account.