InnoDB is a database engine for MySQL relational databases, which is used by widely used open-source script-driven web applications like Joomla 3.x and Magento. It is excellent for scalable apps, since it performs very well when processing large amounts of data. Instead of locking the whole database table to import new information into a database as many other engines do, InnoDB locks only one row, so it can process much more operations for the same length of time. In addition, InnoDB offers a faster database failure recovery and supports database transactions and foreign keys – a set of rules that define how data inserts and updates should be treated. In case a specific task has not been fully completed for any reason, the action will be rolled back. Thus, the database content will stay undamaged and won’t be partially mixed with newly imported content.
InnoDB in Cloud Hosting
You will be able to install any PHP-based app that needs InnoDB in case you have a Linux cloud hosting with our company, as the database storage engine is present on our avant-garde cloud hosting platform by default. Throughout the app installation – manual or automatic, InnoDB will be selected as the default engine and the setup will continue impeccably if this engine is required. You can install applications which use the MyISAM engine without any problem as well and, again, the engine will be pre-selected, so you won’t have to configure any setting manually at any point. Furthermore, we’ll also carry out regular backups of all the MySQL databases that you’ve got in the shared hosting account, so in case you erase or overwrite something, we can quickly get it back to the way it was on any of the past seven days.