InnoDB is a MySQL storage engine, which has been gaining in popularity lately, because it provides a significantly better overall performance and a faster database failure recovery in comparison to the default engine used by the MySQL RDBMS – MyISAM. InnoDB is used by plenty of developers that build scalable software apps, due to the fact that it works better with enormous amounts of data, while it keeps the server processing load low. Furthermore, it locks only one database row if any info should be modified, while many other engines lock the entire database table and therefore need more time to carry out several sequential tasks. Last, but not least, InnoDB obeys the "all-or-nothing" rule – in case the modification of the entire data cannot be completed for some reason, the operation is rolled back to avoid scrambling or the loss of data. Magento and the newest releases of Joomla are two examples of popular open-source script-powered software apps that have switched over to InnoDB.

InnoDB in Cloud Web Hosting

While InnoDB is either a paid upgrade or it is not available at all with many other web hosting providers, it’s an integral part of the default set of services that we are offering with our cloud web hosting plans. If you would like to make use of a script-powered app that needs InnoDB in particular, in order to be activated and to function properly, you will not have to deal with any obstacles as the database engine is available on our in-house built cloud platform. Irrespective of whether you set up a brand new MySQL database and install an application manually or use our 1-click application installer instrument, InnoDB will be selected automatically by our system as the default engine if the app requires InnoDB rather than MyISAM. In addition to the excellent database failure recovery that InnoDB offers, we also store regular backups of all databases, so that we can quickly restore any MySQL database in your shared hosting account.