Become aware of what a database engine is, what are the merits of the InnoDB engine and why it is gaining a lot of worldwide popularity.
InnoDB is a database engine for MySQL relational databases, which is used by famous open-source script-powered software applications like Joomla™ v3 and Magento. It is excellent for scalable apps, since it performs remarkably well when processing enormous amounts of data. Instead of locking the entire table to insert new information in a database like many other engines do, InnoDB locks only one row, so it can process a lot more tasks for the same length of time. Furthermore, InnoDB offers a much better database crash recovery and supports database transactions and foreign key constraints – rules that prescribe how data imports and modifications should be treated. In case a given task hasn’t been fully completed for some reason, the action will be rolled back. In this way, the database content will be preserved intact and won’t be partially mixed with newly entered content.
InnoDB in Cloud Hosting
You’ll be able to activate any PHP-powered app that requires InnoDB in case you have a cloud hosting with our company, as the MySQL storage engine is present on our avant-garde cloud hosting platform by default. During the app installation – manual or automatic, InnoDB will be selected as the default engine and the setup will continue impeccably if this engine is required. You can install apps which require the MyISAM engine without the need to deal with any difficulty as well and, again, the engine will be selected automatically, so you won’t need to configure anything manually at any moment. Furthermore, we’ll also create daily backups of all the databases that you’ve got in your account, so in case you erase or overwrite anything, we can easily restore it the way it was on any of the previous 7 days.