InnoDB is a MySQL database storage engine, which has been gaining popularity lately, because it offers a significantly better overall performance and a faster crash recovery in comparison with the default engine used by the MySQL relational database management system – MyISAM. InnoDB is used by numerous devs that write scalable apps, due to the fact that it works better with large data volumes, while it keeps the server processing load at a minimum. In addition, it locks only one database row in case any information should be edited, whereas many other engines lock the entire table and thus require much more time to carry out several successive tasks. Last, but not least, InnoDB follows the "all-or-nothing" rule – in case the entire data modification process cannot be completed for any reason, the operation is rolled back to prevent confusion or losing data. Magento and the latest Joomla versions are two instances of popular PHP-driven applications that have moved to InnoDB.

InnoDB in Cloud Hosting

InnoDB is offered with all our cloud services by default, not upon request or as a paid upgrade, so you can activate and manage any open-source script-based software app which needs the InnoDB database storage engine without having to deal with any difficulty once you open your shared web hosting account. InnoDB will be selected automatically as the default engine for a certain database during the app installation, regardless of whether you make use of our single-click installer or create the MySQL database and set up the application manually, as long as the application requires it instead of the more popular MyISAM engine. We will store regular backups of all your databases, so you can rest assured that you will never lose any content in case you erase a database unintentionally or you overwrite some important info – you’ll just need to inform us and we’ll restore the database back to normal.