InnoDB is a database storage engine for MySQL databases, which is used by widespread script-powered applications like Joomla 3.x and Magento. It is ideal for scalable apps, as it performs incredibly well when handling large volumes of data. Instead of locking the whole table to insert new information in a database as many other engines do, InnoDB locks only one row, so it can handle a lot more operations for the same length of time. Besides, InnoDB offers a faster database crash recovery and supports transactions and foreign keys – rules that determine how data imports and modifications should be treated. In case a specific operation has not been entirely completed for any reason, the action will be rolled back. In this way, the database content will remain undamaged and will not be partially merged with newly imported content.

InnoDB in Hosting

While InnoDB is either not available or a paid upgrade with many other hosting providers, it is part of the standard set of services that we are offering with our hosting packages. In case you wish to use an open-source script-driven app that requires InnoDB particularly, in order to be activated and to function correctly, you won’t face any impediments as the storage engine is available on our custom cloud web hosting platform. Regardless of whether you create a new database and install an app manually or use our 1-click application installer tool, InnoDB will be selected automatically by our system as the default engine if the specific app needs it instead of MyISAM. Besides the outstanding database failure recovery that InnoDB offers, we also maintain regular backups of all databases, so we can swiftly restore any database in your shared website hosting account.