InnoDB is a popular storage engine for the MySQL relational database management system. It is an alternative to the default engine – MyISAM, and it has got lots of pluses that make it the engine of choice for numerous script-driven web applications, such as Joomla and Magento, which have shifted over to InnoDB for good. For instance, importing immense amounts of data will be much faster with InnoDB, as it locks only a single database row to perform a given task, not the entire database table, which makes the engine excellent for scalable apps. It also supports foreign keys and transactions – these refer to the manner in which the information is treated. In simpler words, appending new or updating existing data will either be entirely completed, or will be annulled and the operation will be rolled back in case a certain issue appears in the meantime, which means that the content that remains in the database will not be damaged.

InnoDB in Cloud Web Hosting

Any PHP script-powered software app that requires InnoDB will run flawlessly on our avant-garde cloud platform and the database engine comes with all our cloud web hosting plans. Whenever you create a MySQL database manually or our app installer tool creates one automatically and an app installation process is initiated, the engine that the database will use will be selected based on the app’s requirements without the need to edit any setting in your shared account. InnoDB will be chosen automatically for any app that requires this particular engine and you will be able to take advantage of its full potential. We’ll perform daily content backups, so in case you unintentionally delete a MySQL database that you need or you overwrite a specific part of it, we will be able to restore your content the way it was only several hours ago.