InnoDB is a MySQL database engine, which has been gaining popularity lately, because it offers a much better overall performance and an improved database failure recovery in comparison with the default engine that’s used by the MySQL relational database management system – MyISAM. InnoDB is endorsed by lots of developers that write highly scalable software apps, due to the fact that it works more efficiently with immense amounts of data, while it keeps the server processing load low. What’s more, it locks only a single database row in case any information should be modified, while lots of other engines lock the entire database table and therefore need much more time to fulfill multiple successive tasks. Last, but not least, InnoDB follows the "all-or-nothing" rule – in case the entire data modification cannot be completed for some reason, the operation is rolled back to prevent confusion or losing data. Magento and the newest Joomla editions are two examples of popular open-source script-powered software applications which have switched over to InnoDB.

InnoDB in Cloud Hosting

While InnoDB is either not offered or it is a paid upgrade with many web hosts, it’s included in the standard set of services that we are offering with our cloud hosting plans. In case you wish to make use of an open-source script-powered app that needs InnoDB in particular, in order to be installed and to perform correctly, you will not encounter any impediments because the MySQL storage engine is available on our in-house developed cloud Internet hosting platform. Regardless of whether you create a brand new database and activate an application manually or take advantage of our single-click application installer instrument, InnoDB will be selected automatically by our system as the default engine if the particular application needs it rather than MyISAM. In addition to the remarkable database crash recovery that InnoDB offers, we also maintain regular database backups, so that we can swiftly recover any database in your shared hosting account.