InnoDB is a MySQL database storage engine, which has been gaining in popularity lately, because it provides a better overall performance and a faster database failure recovery in comparison to the default engine used by the MySQL relational database management system – MyISAM. InnoDB is endorsed by many devs that build scalable web applications, as it works more efficiently with large data volumes, while it keeps the server processing load at a minimum. Moreover, it locks only a single row in the database if any information should be updated, whereas many other engines lock the entire table and hence require much more time to complete several sequential tasks. Last, but not least, InnoDB observes a set of "all-or-nothing" rules – in case the entire data modification process cannot be completed for some reason, the operation is rolled back to prevent confusion or data loss. Magento and the latest Joomla releases are two examples of widespread PHP-based software apps which have shifted over to InnoDB.

InnoDB in Shared Hosting

You’ll be able to use any PHP-based application that requires InnoDB if you have a shared plan with us, as the database storage engine is present on our cutting-edge cloud platform by default. During the app installation – manual or automatic, InnoDB will be selected as the default engine and the setup process will continue impeccably in case this engine is required. You can run apps that require the MyISAM engine without having to deal with any obstacle as well and, again, the engine will be pre-selected, so you won’t need to modify anything manually at any moment. What’s more, we’ll also perform daily backups of all the databases that you’ve got in the shared account, so in case you delete or overwrite something, we can easily restore it the way it was on any of the previous 7 days.