Open Source Servers

Associate of Applied Science in Information Technology – Software Development

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About Open Source Servers

This course provides an introduction to open source server (OSS) technologies, including Apache HTTP Server and Nginx HTTP Server, with a special focus on Heroku. Topics covered include installing, building, and configuring Apache, hosting, server performance, security, and load balancing. Additionally, the course focuses on Heroku, the platform used to host web sites. Heroku is not an open source technology, but is a favorite choice among open source developers for web hosting solutions. Upon completion of the course, students will be able to install, configure, deploy to, and manage Apache and Nginx, as well as understand the strategic differences between Apache, Nginx, and Heroku.


Students must have completed ASD202 with a satisfactory grade.

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