Fulltext search became available in InnoDB on MySQL version 5.6
Upgrading MySQL to 5.6 would do A LOT of good for our development. Right now, we have to duplicate our entire InnoDB table to create a MyISAM “Shadow Table” dedicated just for our website’s search engine feature because only MyISAM supports fulltext. This doubles the size of the database which is currently 3 Gigabytes in size.
With this upgrade, I could cut down my PHP scripts in half - eliminate all the scripts and cron-jobs that are dedicated to the search engine table. With FullText ability on InnoDB, I could get rid of my MyISAM table completely and cut our database size in half.
Please let me know if and when this can be done.
Bonus Suggestion: Make Sphinx search available on the shared servers!