InnoDB is a MySQL storage engine, which has been gaining popularity in recent years, because it provides a better overall performance and a faster database failure recovery in comparison to the default engine that is used by the MySQL RDBMS – MyISAM. InnoDB is preferred by numerous web developers that build highly scalable apps, since it works much better with immense volumes of data, while it keeps the server load low. Moreover, it locks only a single database row if anything should be modified, whereas lots of other engines lock the entire table and therefore require more time to perform multiple sequential tasks. Last, but not least, InnoDB complies with the "all-or-nothing" rule – in case the entire data modification process cannot be completed successfully for some reason, the operation is rolled back to avoid scrambling or data loss. Magento and the newest editions of Joomla are two instances of famous PHP script-based software applications which have switched over to InnoDB.

InnoDB in Cloud Website Hosting

While InnoDB is either not available or a paid upgrade with many other hosting companies, it’s an essential part of the default set of services that we are offering with our cloud website hosting packages. If you would like to make use of a PHP script-based web application that needs InnoDB particularly, in order to be activated and to perform properly, you will not need to deal with any impediments because the MySQL database storage engine is available on our in-house built cloud platform. Regardless of whether you create a brand new database and activate an application manually or make use of our 1-click app installer tool, InnoDB will be selected automatically by our system as the default engine if the application needs InnoDB rather than MyISAM. Besides the amazing crash recovery that InnoDB offers, we also generate daily database backups, so that we can swiftly restore any database in your shared web hosting account.