InnoDB is a database engine for MySQL databases, which is used by famous script-driven apps such as Magento and Joomla 3. It’s excellent for scalable applications, because it performs amazingly well when managing immense volumes of data. Rather than locking the whole table to import new information into a database like many other engines do, InnoDB locks only one database row, so it can process a lot more operations for the same length of time. Additionally, InnoDB offers an improved database crash recovery and supports transactions and foreign keys – a set of rules that prescribe how data inserts and updates should be handled. If a particular task has not been thoroughly completed for some reason, the action will be rolled back. In this way, the database content will stay safe and sound and will not be partially merged with newly entered content.

InnoDB in Cloud Web Hosting

InnoDB is available with all our Linux cloud web hosting by default, not upon request or as a paid upgrade, so you’ll be able to activate and manage any open-source script-driven software app which needs the MySQL database storage engine without any difficulties once you activate your shared hosting account. InnoDB will be pre-selected as the default engine for a specific MySQL database during the app installation process, irrespective of whether you take advantage of our one-click installation tool or create the MySQL database and activate the app manually, provided that the app requires InnoDB instead of the more popular MyISAM engine. We will maintain daily backups of all your MySQL databases, so you can be certain that you won’t ever lose any content in case you delete a database by accident or you overwrite some crucial info – you will just have to alert us and we will restore your database back to normal.