InnoDB is a MySQL database storage engine, which has been gaining popularity lately, because it offers a much better overall performance and a faster database failure recovery compared with the default engine that is used by the MySQL relational database management system – MyISAM. InnoDB is preferred by plenty of programmers that create scalable software apps, since it works more efficiently with immense data volumes, while it keeps the server load at a minimum. In addition, it uses row-level locking if anything should be edited, while many other engines lock the entire database table and therefore require much more time to carry out several consecutive tasks. Last, but not least, InnoDB follows the "all-or-nothing" rule – if the entire data modification cannot be completed for some reason, the operation is rolled back to prevent confusion or losing data. Magento and the latest Joomla editions are two examples of famous PHP-based software platforms which have switched to InnoDB.

InnoDB in Cloud Hosting

While InnoDB is either not available or a paid upgrade with many web hosts, it is part of the standard set of features that we are offering with our cloud hosting packages. If you want to use a script-powered software app that requires InnoDB particularly, in order to be activated and to perform correctly, you won’t encounter any difficulties as the MySQL database engine is available on our custom-built cloud Internet hosting platform. Regardless of whether you create a new database and install an app manually or take advantage of our one-click application installer software tool, InnoDB will be selected automatically by our platform as the default engine if the respective application needs it instead of MyISAM. Besides the exceptional database failure recovery that InnoDB offers, we also carry out daily database backups, so we can easily recover any MySQL database in your shared hosting account.