Web and Database Server Administration
- Department of Software Engineering
Student in the branch „BIE-IT Information technology“ who lack the compulsory BI-AWD course, ask the office of study affairs for enrolling an equivalent course BI-AWD.1, which has a block lectures.
Students are introduced to the administration of database and web servers and services. Students will be able to install, configure, maintain, test and backup complex systems of database and web services.
To provide a balanced overview, students will be introduced to three different database engines: Oracle as a representative of a large commercial system; PostgreSQL as a representative of a complex and advanced open-source, community-developed software; MySQL as the most common database engine to use with the Apache web server.
Theoretical background and practical skills in database systems and knowledge of basic web technologies.
- Syllabus of lectures:
1. Techniques for detecting and debugging problematic SQL queries.
2. Database engine architecture from the installation, configuration, and backup point of view.
3. Principles of Oracle, PostgreSQL and MySQL database engines.
4. Specifics of Oracle configuration, administration and backup.
5. Specifics of PostgreSQL configuration, administration and backup.
6. Specifics of MySQL configuration, administration and backup.
7. Common maintenance and backup in individual DB engines.
8. Apache web server - features, architecture, installation.
9. Apache server configuration and testing. Apache server modules.
10. Authentication and authorization, security, monitoring access to the server, analysis tools.
11. Backing up and restoring data, web server integrity.
12. Integration of MySQL and PHP into a web server, phpMyAdmin.
13. Proxy server, URL rewriting, optimization, load balancing.
- Syllabus of tutorials:
1. Project assignment.
2. Project assignment consultations.
3.  Project consultations.
4.  Project presentation.
- Study Objective:
This is the concluding module dealing with the administration of more complex systems. It provides an overview as well as hands-on experience with database and web server administration. With respect to databases, attention primarily focuses on the MySQL server that represents the most common solution in the context of www applications. PostgreSQL and Oracle are included in order to give the students a clearer overview of complex DB servers (open-source as well as proprietary).
- Study materials:
1. Mullins, C. S. ''Database Administration: The Complete Guide to Practices and Procedures''. Addison-Wesley Professional, 2002. ISBN 0201741296.
- Further information:
- No time-table has been prepared for this course
- The course is a part of the following study plans: