How to Install FreshRSS on Your Synology NAS

How to Install FreshRSS on Your Synology NAS

FreshRSS is a free, self-hostable aggregator for RSS feeds. You can easily read your RSS feeds on your mobile without requiring any third-party application. With FreshRSS you can manage +100k articles without speed performance complaining. Your data is yours! Host your aggregator on your Synology NAS and do not depend on anyone. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install FreshRSS on your Synology NAS using Portainer.

  • 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.

  • STEP 3

Go to File Station and open the docker folder. Inside the docker folder, create one new folder and name it freshrss. Follow the instructions in the image below.

1 Synology NAS FreshRSS Docker container set up

  • STEP 4

Inside the freshrss folder create a new folder and name it config. Follow the instructions in the image below.

2 Synology NAS FreshRSS Docker container set up

  • STEP 5

Log into Portainer using your username and password. On the Portainer left sidebar click on Stacks. After you click on Stacks, a new screen will open. Click + Add Stack. In the Name field type in freshrss. Follow the instructions in the image below.

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

version: "2.1"
services:
  freshrss:
    image: linuxserver/freshrss
    container_name: freshrss
    environment:
      - PUID=1026
      - PGID=100
      - TZ=Europe/Bucharest
    volumes:
      - /volume1/docker/freshrss/config:/config
    ports:
      - 9009:80
    restart: always

After you paste the code in the Web editor, change the value for TZ (Select your current Time Zone from this list).
After you paste the code in the Web editor, change the value numbers for PUID and PGID with your own values. (Follow my step by step guide on how to do this.)
Note: If you have your docker folder in a different volume, then change /volume1/docker/freshrss/config according to your settings. For example: /volume2/docker/freshrss/config or /volume3/docker/freshrss/config etc.

3 Synology NAS FreshRSS Docker container set up

  • STEP 6

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.

4 Synology NAS FreshRSS Docker container set up

  • STEP 7

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

5 Synology NAS FreshRSS Docker container set up

  • STEP 8

Go back to STEP 1. Remember that this is a free guide. Please support the content creator you love. 🙂

  • STEP 9

Now open your browser and type in http://Synology-ip-address:9009/ Select your Language then click Go to the next step. Follow the instructions in the image below.

6 Synology NAS FreshRSS Docker container set up

  • STEP 10

After you click Go to the next step a new screen will open. Wait for Checks. Now click on Database Configuration. Follow the instructions in the image below.

7 Synology NAS FreshRSS Docker container set up

  • STEP 11

Select SQLite as database. Click Submit. Follow the instructions in the image below.

8 Synology NAS FreshRSS Docker container set up

  • STEP 12

Choose your own username and password for the database. Click Submit. Follow the instructions in the image below.

9 Synology NAS FreshRSS Docker container set up

  • STEP 13

Click Complete installation. Follow the instructions in the image below.

10 Synology NAS FreshRSS Docker container set up

  • STEP 14

Log in with username and password you have previously created on STEP 12. Follow the instructions in the image below.

11 Synology NAS FreshRSS Docker container set up

  • STEP 15

Enjoy your FreshRSS!

12 Synology NAS FreshRSS Docker container set up

Note: Find out how to update FreshRSS container with the latest image.
Note: Can I run Docker on my Synology NAS? See the supported models.

This post was updated on Sunday / September 27th, 2020 at 12:27 PM