InnoDB is a popular database engine for the MySQL relational database management system. It’s an alternative to the default MyISAM engine and it has got a number of strengths that have made it the engine of choice for plenty of PHP-powered software applications, such as Joomla and Magento, which have switched to InnoDB permanently. For instance, adding immense volumes of data will be much faster with InnoDB, due to the fact that it locks only a single row to accomplish a particular task, not the entire database table, which makes the engine perfect for scalable apps. It also supports foreign keys and database transactions – these refer to the way in which the information is handled. In simpler words, adding new or modifying existent data will either be thoroughly completed, or will be annulled and the operation will be rolled back in case a certain issue appears in the meantime, which means that the content that remains in the database will not be damaged.

InnoDB in Shared Website Hosting

While InnoDB is either not offered or it is a paid upgrade with other web hosts, it is part of the standard set of features that we offer with our shared website hosting packages. In case you want to make use of a PHP-driven web application that needs InnoDB in particular, in order to be installed and to function correctly, you will not encounter any obstacles since the database storage engine is available on our custom-developed cloud hosting platform. Irrespective of whether you create a brand-new MySQL database and install an application manually or make use of our one-click application installer software tool, InnoDB will be selected automatically by our system as the default engine if the respective app requires InnoDB instead of MyISAM. Besides the incredible crash recovery that InnoDB offers, we also store daily database backups, so that we can easily restore any MySQL database in your shared website hosting account.