InnoDB is a database engine for MySQL databases, which is used by popular open-source script-driven software apps such as Joomla 3.x and Magento. It’s excellent for scalable apps, as it performs really well when processing immense amounts of data. Instead of locking the whole database table to import new information into a database like many other engines do, InnoDB locks only one row, so it can handle a lot more tasks for the same period of time. Additionally, InnoDB offers a much faster database failure recovery and supports database transactions and foreign key constraints – a set of rules that specify how data imports and modifications should be handled. If a certain operation hasn’t been thoroughly completed for some reason, the action will be rolled back. Thus, the database content will be retained safe and sound and won’t be partially merged with newly added content.

InnoDB in Cloud Website Hosting

Every open-source script-powered software application that requires InnoDB will run impeccably on our leading-edge cloud web hosting platform and the storage engine is offered with all our cloud website hosting packages. Every time you create a database manually or our app installer creates one automatically and an app installation is started, the engine that the database in question will use will be selected on the basis of the app’s requirements without the need to update any setting in your shared web hosting account. InnoDB will be picked automatically for any application that requires this specific engine and you’ll be able to make the most of its full capacity. We will carry out daily backups of your content, so if you accidentally delete a database that is important to you or you overwrite some part of it, we’ll be able to restore the database the way it was only several hours ago.