[support] MyISAM vs InnoDB

Kieran Lal kieran at acquia.com
Sat Mar 21 17:33:22 UTC 2009

On Sat, Mar 21, 2009 at 6:18 AM, Daniel Carrera
<daniel.carrera at theingots.org> wrote:
> Hello,
> For a Drupal 5 site, which MySQL engine should I use? MyISAM or InnoDB? I
> know that in general the answer is "it depends", but I was hoping that for
> the specific case of Drupal there might be a simpler (more useful) answer.
> Any thoughts? I am happy to read documentation on the topic if there is any
> to be found. Today I've just been reading about MyISAM vs InnoDB in general.
> Thanks for the help.

Tell us more about your site.  Number of nodes, users, traffic.  What
kind of hosting environment, etc?

InnoDB is safer, but consumes more resources.

> Cheers,
> Daniel.
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