InnoDB is a database engine for MySQL databases, which is used by famous script-based software applications like Magento and Joomla 3.x. It is ideal for scalable applications, as it performs incredibly well when processing immense volumes of data. Instead of locking the whole database table to add new information to a database as many other engines do, InnoDB locks only one row, so it can perform a lot more operations for the same period of time. Furthermore, InnoDB offers a much faster crash recovery and supports database transactions and foreign keys – a set of rules that indicate how data inserts and modifications should be handled. If a given operation has not been fully completed for any reason, the action will be rolled back. Thus, the content in the database will remain safe and sound and won’t be partially mixed with newly added content.

InnoDB in Hosting

InnoDB is available with all our Linux hosting plans by default, not upon request or as a paid upgrade, so you’ll be able to install and run any PHP-powered software app which needs the database storage engine without having to deal with any problem once you order your account. InnoDB will be selected automatically as the default engine for a given database during the app installation process, irrespective of whether you take advantage of our single-click installer or create the database and install the application manually, on the condition that the app requires it instead of the more popular MyISAM engine. We’ll maintain regular backups of all your databases, so you can be sure that you won’t ever lose any content in case you delete a database by mistake or you overwrite some essential information – you will simply have to inform us and we will restore your data back to normal.