Become aware of what a database engine is, what exactly are the advantages of the InnoDB engine and why it is gaining a lot of popularity.
InnoDB is a database storage engine for MySQL relational databases, which is used by popular open-source script-driven software applications such as Joomla™ 3 and Magento. It is excellent for scalable apps, as it performs stunningly well when handling enormous amounts of data. Instead of locking the whole table to append new information to a database like many other engines do, InnoDB locks only one row, so it can handle much more tasks for the same length of time. Moreover, InnoDB offers a better database crash recovery and supports transactions and foreign keys – a set of rules that define how data inserts and updates should be handled. In case a given task hasn’t been entirely completed for whatever reason, the action will be rolled back. Thus, the content in the database will remain undamaged and will not be partially mixed with new content.
InnoDB in Cloud Website Hosting
You’ll be able to make use of any script-based web application that needs InnoDB in case you’ve got a cloud website hosting
with us, as the database storage engine is available on our leading-edge cloud web hosting platform as standard. During the app installation – manual or automatic, InnoDB will be selected as the default engine and the setup will continue flawlessly in case this engine is needed. You can install applications which use the MyISAM engine without having any difficulty as well and, once again, the engine will be selected automatically, so you won’t have to change any setting manually at any moment. Furthermore, we’ll also create regular backups of all the databases that you have in your account, so in case you erase or overwrite anything, we can easily get it back to the way it was on any of the past seven days.
InnoDB in Semi-dedicated Hosting
InnoDB is offered with all our semi-dedicated hosting services
by default, so the moment you purchase a new account, you can go on and activate any PHP-based web app that needs this storage engine. A few engines are pre-installed on our cloud hosting platform, so when you set up a brand new database and start installing an app manually, or decide to take advantage of the Hepsia Control Panel-integrated app installer, the engine for the database will be selected on the basis of the requirements of the particular application. This will permit you to install and manage InnoDB-specific applications without encountering any difficulty and without modifying any settings in your account. To avoid any risk, we’ll always have a seven-day-old backup of all your databases, so if you remove or change any content by mistake, we can easily rescue it.
InnoDB in VPS
If you acquire a virtual private server
from our company, you’ll be able to use our in-house developed Hepsia Control Panel to manage your web content. A Hepsia-managed VPS will permit you to install any PHP-based software application which requires InnoDB, as the MySQL storage engine is an integral part of the software package that will be pre-installed on the VPS server during its creation. When you set up a new MySQL database via the Control Panel, you will just have to begin installing an application – manually or using our application installer tool. InnoDB will be set as the default engine in case the application in question requires it, so you will not have to do anything else in your VPS account. Correspondingly, if a certain app needs MyISAM, it will be automatically set as the default engine for this particular database.
InnoDB in Dedicated Hosting
All Linux dedicated hosting services
that are ordered with our custom-developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel come with a software package that is pre-activated and among everything else, you will get the InnoDB database storage engine, so you will not need to install it manually if you need to activate scripts that require it. All it takes to activate such a script is to create a new database and to start the setup process – once the script configuration wizard accesses the database in question and begins dumping data in it, InnoDB will be set as the default engine for this database provided that it is the one needed by the particular script. You will also be able to activate scripts that need MyISAM – the other popular MySQL engine, so you won’t have to edit any settings on the server. This will allow you to use various scripts on one single machine and to use the latter to its full capacity.