InnoDB is a storage engine for MySQL databases, which is used by widespread PHP script-driven apps such as Joomla 3.x and Magento. It is perfect for scalable apps, as it works remarkably well when managing enormous amounts 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 carry out a lot more operations for the same period of time. Also, InnoDB offers a better database crash recovery and supports database transactions and foreign key constraints – rules that specify how data imports and modifications should be treated. If a certain operation has not been thoroughly completed for any reason, the action will be rolled back. In this way, the content in the database will stay safe and sound and will not be partially mixed with new content.

InnoDB in Shared Web Hosting

While InnoDB is either not offered or it is a paid upgrade with many website hosting service providers, it’s included in the default set of services that we’re offering with our shared web hosting packages. In case you want to use a PHP script-driven application that requires InnoDB particularly, in order to be activated and to function correctly, you won’t have any obstacles because the MySQL database storage engine is available on our in-house built cloud hosting platform. Regardless of whether you set up a brand-new database and install an app manually or use our 1-click app installer instrument, InnoDB will be selected automatically by our platform as the default engine if the respective application requires InnoDB instead of MyISAM. In addition to the excellent crash recovery offered by InnoDB, we also maintain regular backups of all databases, so that we can swiftly recover any MySQL database in your shared web hosting account.