InnoDB is a database storage engine for MySQL databases, which is used by widespread PHP script-driven applications such as Magento and Joomla 3.x. It is ideal for scalable applications, since it works exceptionally well when processing enormous data volumes. Rather than locking the whole table to import new information into a database like many other engines do, InnoDB locks only one database row, so it can process a lot more tasks for the same length of time. What’s more, InnoDB offers a faster crash recovery and supports transactions and foreign key constraints – rules that specify how data inserts and modifications should be handled. If a given operation hasn’t been thoroughly completed for some reason, the action will be rolled back. In this way, the content in the database will remain safe and sound and will not be partially mixed with newly inserted content.

InnoDB in Cloud Website Hosting

While InnoDB is either not offered or it is a paid upgrade with many website hosting service providers, it is an integral part of the default set of services that we are offering with our cloud website hosting packages. If you wish to make use of an open-source script-based software application that needs InnoDB particularly, in order to be activated and to function correctly, you won’t encounter any obstacles because the MySQL database engine is available on our in-house developed cloud website hosting platform. Irrespective of whether you create a new database and activate an app manually or use our one-click app installer instrument, InnoDB will be selected automatically by our system as the default engine if the app needs it instead of MyISAM. Besides the incredible database crash recovery that InnoDB is offering, we also keep regular backups of all databases, so we can easily recover any database in your shared hosting account.