InnoDB is a database storage engine for MySQL relational databases, which is used by popular PHP script-powered applications like Joomla 3.x and Magento. It is perfect for scalable applications, because it performs unbelievably well when processing huge volumes of data. Rather than locking the whole database table to append new information to a database like many other engines do, InnoDB locks only one row, so it can process a lot more tasks for the same period of time. In addition, InnoDB offers an improved database crash recovery and supports database transactions and foreign keys – rules that specify how data inserts and modifications should be handled. If a specific operation hasn’t been fully completed for some reason, the action will be rolled back. Thus, the information in the database will be preserved safe and sound and will not be partially merged with newly inserted content.

InnoDB in Web Hosting

While InnoDB is either not available or a paid upgrade with many web hosting providers, it is an integral part of the default set of features that we’re offering with our web hosting packages. If you want to use a PHP-driven web application that needs InnoDB specifically, in order to be activated and to function correctly, you won’t face any impediments as the InnoDB storage engine is available on our custom cloud website hosting platform. Irrespective of whether you set up a new MySQL database and activate an application manually or make use of our single-click app installer software tool, InnoDB will be selected automatically by our platform as the default engine if the particular app needs it rather than MyISAM. In addition to the outstanding database crash recovery offered by InnoDB, we also make daily backups of all databases, so that we can swiftly restore any database in your shared hosting account.