How to Install AzuraCast on Your Synology NAS

How to Install AzuraCast on Your Synology NAS

AzuraCast is a self-hosted, all-in-one web radio management suite. Using its easy installer and powerful, but intuitive web interface, you can start up a fully working web radio station in a few quick minutes. AzuraCast works for web radio stations of all types and sizes, and is built to run on every NAS device. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install AzuraCast on your Synology NAS using Docker & Portainer.

Note: This guide works perfectly with the latest AzuraCast v0.17.6 release.

  • STEP 1

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  • STEP 2

Install Portainer using my step by step guide. If you already have Portainer installed on your Synology NAS, skip this STEP. Attention: Make sure you have installed the latest Portainer version.

  • STEP 3

Make sure you have a synology.me Wildcard Certificate. Follow my guide to get a Wildcard Certificate. If you already have a synology.me Wildcard certificate, skip this STEP.

  • STEP 4

Go to Control Panel / Login Portal / Advanced Tab / click Reverse Proxy. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Azuracast Synology NAS Set up 1

  • STEP 5

Now click the “Create” button. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Azuracast Synology NAS Set up 2

  • STEP 6

After you click the Create button, the window below will open. Follow the instructions in the image below.

On the General area, set the Reverse Proxy Name description: type in AzuraCast. After that, add the following instructions:

Source:
Protocol: HTTPS
Hostname: azuracast.yourname.synology.me
Port: 443

Check Enable HSTS

Destination:
Protocol: HTTP
Hostname: localhost
Port: 8421

Azuracast Synology NAS Set up 3

  • STEP 7

On the Reverse Proxy Rules click the Custom Header tab. Click Create and then, from the drop-down menu, click WebSocket. After you click on WebSocket, two Header Names and two Values will be automatically added. Click Save. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Synology Proxy WebSocket

  • STEP 8

Go to Control Panel / Network / Connectivity tab/ Check Enable HTTP/2 then click Apply. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Azuracast Synology NAS Set up 4

  • STEP 9

Go to Control Panel / Security / Advanced tab/ Check Enable HTTP Compression then click Apply. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Azuracast Synology NAS Set up 5

  • STEP 10

Go to File Station and open the docker folder. Inside the docker folder, create one new folder and name it azuracast. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Be careful to enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.

Azuracast Synology NAS Set up 6

  • STEP 11

Now create eleven new folders inside the azuracast folder that you created at STEP 10 and name them acme, backups, dbconfig, dbmysql, geoip, persist, redis, shoutcast, stations, stereo, uploads. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Be careful to enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.

Azuracast Synology NAS Set up 7

  • STEP 12

Log into Portainer using your username and password. On the left sidebar in Portainer, click on Stacks then + Add stack. Follow the instructions in the image below.

1 Synology Portainer Add Stack

  • STEP 13

In the Name field type in automatisch. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Note: Copy Paste the code below in the Portainer Stacks Web editor.

version: "3.9"
services:
  azuracast-redis:
    image: redis
    container_name: AzuraCast-REDIS
    hostname: azuracast-redis
    security_opt:
      - no-new-privileges:true
    healthcheck:
      test: ["CMD-SHELL", "redis-cli ping || exit 1"]
    user: 1026:100
    environment:
      - TZ=Europe/Bucharest
    volumes:
      - /volume1/docker/azuracast/redis:/data
    restart: always

  azuracast-db:
    image: mariadb:jammy
    container_name: AzuraCast-DB
    hostname: azuracast-db
    security_opt:
      - no-new-privileges:true
    healthcheck:
      test: out=$$(mysqladmin ping -h localhost -P 3306 -u root --password=azuracastrootpw 2>&1); echo $$out | grep 'mysqld is alive' || { echo $$out; exit 1; }
    environment:
      - TZ=Europe/Bucharest
      - MYSQL_ROOT_PASSWORD=azuracastrootpw
      - MYSQL_DATABASE=azuracast
      - MYSQL_USER=azuracastuser
      - MYSQL_PASSWORD=azuracastpw
      - MYSQL_SLOW_QUERY_LOG=0
      - MYSQL_MAX_CONNECTIONS=100
    volumes:
      - /volume1/docker/azuracast/dbconfig:/var/lib/mysql:rw
    restart: always

  azuracast:
    image: azuracast/azuracast:latest
    container_name: AzuraCast
    hostname: azuracast
    security_opt:
      - no-new-privileges:true
    ulimits:
      nofile:
        soft: 65536
        hard: 65536
    logging:
      options:
        max-size: "1m"
        max-file: "5"
    healthcheck:
      test: wget --no-verbose --tries=1 --spider http://localhost:80/ || exit 1
    ports:
      - 8421:80
      - 8111:8000
      - 8119:8005
      - 8113:8006
      - 8114:8010
      - 8115:8015
      - 8116:8016
      - 8117:8020
    environment:
      - APPLICATION_ENV=production
      - MYSQL_HOST=azuracast-db
      - MYSQL_PORT=3306
      - MYSQL_USER=azuracastuser
      - MYSQL_PASSWORD=azuracastpw
      - MYSQL_DATABASE=azuracast
      - ENABLE_REDIS=true
      - REDIS_HOST=azuracast-redis
      - REDIS_PORT=6379
      - REDIS_DB=1
      - PROFILING_EXTENSION_HTTP_IP_WHITELIST=*
      - TZ=Europe/Bucharest
      - PUID=1026
      - PGID=100
    volumes:
      - /volume1/docker/azuracast/uploads:/var/azuracast/uploads
      - /volume1/docker/azuracast/stations:/var/azuracast/stations
      - /volume1/docker/azuracast/shoutcast:/var/azuracast/servers/shoutcast2
      - /volume1/docker/azuracast/stereo:/var/azuracast/servers/stereo_tool
      - /volume1/docker/azuracast/geoip:/var/azuracast/geoip
      - /volume1/docker/azuracast/persist:/var/azuracast/sftpgo/persist
      - /volume1/docker/azuracast/backups:/var/azuracast/backups
      - /volume1/docker/azuracast/acme:/var/azuracast/acme
      - /volume1/docker/azuracast/dbmysql:/var/lib/mysql
    restart: always
    depends_on:
      azuracast-redis:
        condition: service_healthy
      azuracast-db:
        condition: service_started

Note: Before you paste the code above in the Web editor area below, change the value numbers for user with your own UID and GID values. (Follow my step by step guide on how to do this.) 1026 is my personal UID value and 100 is my personal GID value. You have to type in your own values.
Note: Before you paste the code above in the Web editor area below, change the value for TZ. (Select your current Time Zone from this list.)
Note: Before you paste the code above in the Web editor area below, change the value numbers for PUID and PGID with your own values. (Follow my step by step guide on how to do this.) 1026 is my personal PUID value and 100 is my personal PGID value. You have to type in your own values.

Azuracast Synology NAS Set up 8 new 2023

  • STEP 14

Scroll down on the page until you see a button named Deploy the stack. Click on it. Follow the instructions in the image below. The installation process can take up to a few minutes. It will depend on your Internet speed connection.

Azuracast Synology NAS Set up 9 new 2023

  • STEP 15

If everything goes right, you will see the following message at the top right of your screen: “Success Stack successfully deployed“.

Azuracast Synology NAS Set up 10

  • STEP 16

Go back to STEP 1 or you will deal with karma 🙂.

  • STEP 17

Please wait approximately 5-10 minutes for the installation to be completed or you will get a blank page if you try to connect too soon. Now open your browser and type in your HTTPS/SSL certificate like this https://azuracast.yourname.synology.me In my case it’s https://azuracast.mariushosting.synology.me If everything goes right, you will see the AzuraCast Setup page. Type in your own Email and your own Password then click CREATE ACCOUNT. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Azuracast Synology NAS Set up 11

  • STEP 18

Add your first Radio Station. Give it a Name an Description then select your Time Zone. Add Web Site URL if you have one then scroll down the page a little bit. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Azuracast Synology NAS Set up 12

  • STEP 19

Check Enable Public Pages. Check Enable On-Demand Streaming. Check Enable Downloads on On-Demand Page. Click CREATE ACCOUNT. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Azuracast Synology NAS Set up 13

  • STEP 20

On the Site BASE URL area type in your own synology.me DDNS that you have previously created at STEP 6 with https:// at the beginning. Type in your own AzuraCast instance name then check Use Web Proxy for Radio. Click SAVE AND CONTINUE. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Azuracast Synology NAS Set up 14

  • STEP 21

At the top right of the page click on the menu icon the select Switch Theme for Dark Mode. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Azuracast Synology NAS Set up 15

Your Radio Station is ready!

Azuracast Synology NAS Set up 16

AzuraCast at a glance!

Azuracast Synology NAS Set up 17

Enjoy AzuraCast!

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This post was updated on Sunday / January 29th, 2023 at 4:29 AM