How to Install Chevereto on Your Synology NAS

How to Install Chevereto on Your Synology NAS

Chevereto allows you to create an image hosting website on your own server. It’s your hosting and your rules, say goodbye to closures and restrictions. Chevereto is a free alternative to Imgur and Flickr. It is made to replace the need for these services and cheaply run it on your server. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install Chevereto on your Synology NAS using Docker and Portainer.

💡Note: This guide works perfectly with the latest Chevereto v4.0.11 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.

Chevereto Synology NAS Set up 1

  • STEP 5

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

Chevereto 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 Chevereto. After that, add the following instructions:

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

Check Enable HSTS

Destination:
Protocol: HTTP
Hostname: localhost
Port: 4573

Chevereto 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.

Chevereto 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.

Chevereto 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 chevereto. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Be careful to enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.

Chevereto Synology NAS Set up 6

  • STEP 11

Now create two new folders inside the chevereto folder that you created at STEP 10 and name them db and storage. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Be careful to enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.

Chevereto Synology NAS Set up 7

  • STEP 12

Download (click on the blue link below) and upload the my.cnf file below in the db folder that you have previously created at STEP 11. Follow the instructions in the image below. 🔒Note: Support my work to unlock the password. You can use this password to download any file on mariushosting forever!

👉🏻Download my.cnf

Chevereto Synology NAS Set up 8

  • STEP 13

Now create one new folder inside the storage folder that you have previously created at STEP 11 and name it _assets. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Be careful to enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.

Chevereto Synology NAS Set up 9

  • STEP 14

Right click on the chevereto folder that you have previously created at STEP 10 then click Properties. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Chevereto Synology NAS Set up 10

  • STEP 15

Go to the Permission tab then click Advanced options. From the drop-down menu choose “Make inherited permissions explicit“. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Chevereto Synology NAS Set up 11

  • STEP 16

Select Everyone then click the Edit tab. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Chevereto Synology NAS Set up 12

  • STEP 17

Check all Read and Write Permissions. Click Done. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Chevereto Synology NAS Set up 13

  • STEP 18

After you click Done on STEP 17, check “Apply to this folder, sub-folders and files“. Click Save. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Chevereto Synology NAS Set up 14

  • STEP 19

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

1 Synology Portainer Add Stack

  • STEP 20

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

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

version: "3.9"
services:
  db:
    image: mariadb:11.3-jammy
    container_name: Chevereto-DB
    hostname: chevereto-db
    mem_limit: 1g
    cpu_shares: 768
    security_opt:
      - no-new-privileges:true
    user: 1026:100
    volumes:
      - /volume1/docker/chevereto/db:/var/lib/mysql:rw
      - /volume1/docker/chevereto/db:/etc/mysql/conf.d:rw
    environment:
      TZ: Europe/Bucharest
      MARIADB_RANDOM_ROOT_PASSWORD: true
      MARIADB_DATABASE: chevereto
      MARIADB_USER: cheveretouser
      MARIADB_PASSWORD: cheveretopass
    restart: on-failure:5

  chevereto:
    image: ghcr.io/chevereto/chevereto:latest
    container_name: Chevereto
    hostname: chevereto
    mem_limit: 4g
    cpu_shares: 768
    security_opt:
      - no-new-privileges:true
    healthcheck:
      test: curl -f http://localhost:80/ || exit 1
    ports:
      - 4573:80
    volumes:
      - /volume1/docker/chevereto/storage:/var/www/html/images/:rw

    environment:
      CHEVERETO_DB_HOST: chevereto-db
      CHEVERETO_DB_USER: cheveretouser
      CHEVERETO_DB_PASS: cheveretopass
      CHEVERETO_DB_PORT: 3306
      CHEVERETO_DB_NAME: chevereto
      CHEVERETO_HOSTNAME: chevereto.yourname.synology.me
      CHEVERETO_HOSTNAME_PATH: /
      CHEVERETO_HTTPS: 1
      CHEVERETO_ASSET_STORAGE_TYPE: local
      CHEVERETO_ASSET_STORAGE_URL: https://chevereto.yourname.synology.me/images/_assets/
      CHEVERETO_ASSET_STORAGE_BUCKET: /var/www/html/images/_assets/
    restart: on-failure:5
    depends_on:
      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: After you paste the code in the Web editor, 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 for CHEVERETO_HOSTNAME with your own synology.me DDNS without https:// at the beginning that you have previously created at STEP 6.
Note: Before you paste the code above in the Web editor area below, change the value for CHEVERETO_ASSET_STORAGE_URL with your own synology.me DDNS with https:// at the beginning that you have previously created at STEP 6.

Chevereto-Synology-NAS-Set-up-15-new-2026

  • STEP 21

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.

Chevereto Synology NAS Set up 16

  • STEP 22

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

Chevereto Synology NAS Set up 17

  • STEP 23

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

  • STEP 24

Now open your browser and type in your HTTPS/SSL certificate like this https://chevereto.yourname.synology.me In my case it’s https://chevereto.mariushosting.synology.me If everything goes right, you will see the Chevereto installation page. Type in your own Admin Username, Admin Email and Admin Password, then click Install. You should wait 2-3 minutes because the installation process will take some time. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Chevereto Synology NAS Set up 18

  • STEP 25

Installation complete. Click Dashboard. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Chevereto Synology NAS Set up 19

  • STEP 26

Type in your own Admin Email and Admin Password that you have previously created at STEP 24, then click the login icon. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Chevereto Synology NAS Set up 20

  • STEP 27

Start creating albums then upload your favorite photos/memories.

Chevereto Synology NAS Set up 21

Enjoy Chevereto!

🆘TROUBLESHOOTING

If you encounter issues by using this container, make sure to check out the Common Docker issues article.

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This post was updated on Friday / February 23rd, 2024 at 3:43 PM