InnoDB is a very popular database storage engine for the MySQL RDBMS. It is an alternative to the default engine – MyISAM, and it has many pluses which have made it the engine of choice for many PHP-driven applications, among them Joomla and Magento, which have switched over to InnoDB for good. For instance, adding immense data volumes will be faster with InnoDB, since it locks only one database row to accomplish a particular operation, not the entire table, which makes the engine excellent for scalable applications. InnoDB also supports foreign keys and transactions – these refer to the manner in which the info is handled. To put it simply, adding new or editing existing data will either be entirely completed, or will be aborted and the operation will be rolled back in case a given problem appears in the meantime, therefore the content that remains in the database will not be lost.

InnoDB in Shared Hosting

You’ll be able to run any script-based software app that needs InnoDB if you’ve got a Linux shared package with our company, as the database storage engine is available on our leading-edge cloud web hosting platform by default. Throughout the app installation – manual or automatic, InnoDB will be selected as the default engine and the setup will proceed impeccably if this engine is required. You can install apps which use the MyISAM engine without having to deal with any difficulty as well and, once again, the engine will be selected automatically, so you will not have to change anything manually at any point. On top of that, we’ll also create regular backups of all the databases that you have in your shared hosting account, so in case you delete or overwrite anything, we can swiftly restore it the way it was on any of the previous 7 days.