InnoDB is a popular storage engine for the MySQL database management system. It’s an alternative to the default engine – MyISAM, and it has a lot of advantages which make it the preferred engine for many PHP script-based software applications, such as Joomla and Magento, which have shifted over to InnoDB for good. For instance, adding large data volumes will be faster with InnoDB, due to the fact that it locks only a single database row to complete a certain operation, not the entire database table, which makes the engine excellent for scalable apps. It also supports foreign keys and database transactions – these refer to the manner in which the data is treated. Simply put, importing new or editing existing data will either be entirely completed, or will be annulled and the operation will be rolled back in case a given problem shows up in the meantime, thus the content that remains in the database will not be damaged.

InnoDB in Cloud Web Hosting

Every PHP-driven app that requires InnoDB will function impeccably on our advanced cloud web hosting platform and the storage engine comes with all our cloud web hosting packages. Whenever you create a MySQL database manually or our app installer creates one automatically and an app installation is started, the engine that the database will use will be selected on the basis of the app’s specifications without the need to modify any setting in your account. InnoDB will be chosen automatically for any app that requires this particular engine and you’ll be able to take advantage of its full potential. We’ll keep daily content backups, so in case you accidentally delete a database that’s important to you or you overwrite specific parts of it, we will be able to restore your data the way it was just several hours ago.