InnoDB is a popular database storage engine for the MySQL RDBMS. It is an alternative to the default engine – MyISAM, and it has got many pluses which make it the preferred engine for many PHP-based apps, such as Magento and Joomla, which have shifted over to InnoDB for good. For instance, importing large data volumes will be much faster with InnoDB, because it locks only one database row to perform an operation, not the entire table, which makes the engine ideal for scalable apps. It also supports foreign keys and transactions – these refer to the way in which the data is tackled. To put it simply, importing new or updating existing data will either be entirely completed, or will be aborted and the procedure will be rolled back in case some issue appears during the process, therefore the content that remains in the database will not be damaged.

InnoDB in Web Hosting

InnoDB is available with all our web hosting plans by default, not upon request or as a paid upgrade, so you’ll be able to install and manage any script-driven application which needs the InnoDB storage engine without any obstacles as soon as you order your account. InnoDB will be pre-selected as the default engine for a particular database during the app installation process, irrespective of whether you make use of our 1-click installation tool or create the MySQL database and set up the app manually, provided that the app requires it instead of the more famous MyISAM engine. We will create regular backups of all your MySQL databases, so you can be sure that you’ll never lose any content in case you erase a database by accident or you overwrite some important info – you will just have to touch base with us and we will restore your data the way it was.

InnoDB in Dedicated Servers

InnoDB is included as standard with all dedicated web hosting plans ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. It’s included in the default software package that will be installed on all Hepsia-managed servers, so as soon as your physical machine is set up, you will be able to sign in and to install a various script-driven application that needs this database engine. When you create a new database via the hosting Control Panel, there won’t be any active engine till you start installing an application. Once the app activation wizard starts importing information into the newly created database, the engine will be picked automatically based on the requirements of the particular app, so you can use both MyISAM and InnoDB without selecting either one specifically at any moment. Thus, you can use an immense variety of apps for your websites.