InnoDB is a MySQL storage engine, which has been gaining popularity in recent years, as it offers a better overall performance and a faster crash recovery compared with the default engine that’s used by MySQL – MyISAM. InnoDB is endorsed by plenty of programmers that run highly scalable software apps, due to the fact that it works more efficiently with immense data volumes, while it keeps the server processing load at a minimum. Moreover, it locks only one database row in case anything should be modified, whereas lots of other engines lock the entire table and hence need more time to accomplish multiple successive tasks. Last, but not least, InnoDB complies with the "all-or-nothing" rule – if the entire data modification process cannot be completed for some reason, the action is rolled back to prevent confusion or losing data. Magento and the latest Joomla versions are two examples of widely used open-source script-powered software apps which have moved to InnoDB.
InnoDB in Shared Hosting
InnoDB is available with all our shared hosting by default, not upon request or as a paid upgrade, so you can activate and manage any PHP-based application which requires the MySQL storage engine without having any problem as soon as you open your account. InnoDB will be pre-selected as the default engine for a specific database during the app installation process, irrespective of whether you make use of our single-click installer or create the MySQL database and install the application manually, as long as the application requires InnoDB instead of the more popular MyISAM engine. We’ll create daily MySQL database backups, so you can be sure that you’ll never lose any content if you delete a database unintentionally or you overwrite some vital information – you will just need to touch base with us and we’ll restore the database the way it was.