Homarr is a simple and lightweight homepage for your server that helps you easily access all of your services in one place. The thing I like most about Homarr is its speed and simplicity in adding links of your favorite docker apps. You can use it as a bookmark as well. Great integration with Plex, Sonarr, Radarr etc. Homarr supports multiple configs and persistent storage. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install Homarr on your Synology NAS using Docker.
Install Docker via Synology “Package Center”.
Go to File Station and open the docker folder. Inside the docker folder, create one new folder and name it homarr. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Be careful to enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.
Now create one new folder inside the homarr folder that you created at STEP 3 and name it icons. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Be careful enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.
Go to Control Panel / Task Scheduler / Create / Scheduled Task / User-defined script. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Once you click on User-defined script, a new window will open. Follow the instructions below:
- General: In the Task field type in Install Homarr. Uncheck the “Enabled” option. Select root User.
- Schedule: Select Run on the following date then select “Do not repeat“.
- Task Settings: Check “Send run details by email“, add your email then copy paste the code below in the Run command area. After that, click OK.
docker run -d --name=homarr \ -p 4755:7575 \ -v /volume1/docker/homarr:/app/data/configs \ -v /volume1/docker/homarr/icons:/app/public/icons \ -v /var/run/docker.sock:/var/run/docker.sock \ -e PASSWORD=mariushosting \ -e TZ=Europe/Bucharest \ --restart always \ ghcr.io/ajnart/homarr:latest
Note: Before you paste the code above in the Run command area, change the value for PASSWORD and add your own password. mariushosting is an example for a password. You have to insert your own password.
Note: Before you paste the code above in the Run command area below, change the value for TZ. (Select your current Time Zone from this list.)
After you click OK on STEP 6 a new warning pop up window will open. Click OK.
After you click OK on STEP 7, select your “Install Homarr” Task then click the “Run” tab. You will be asked to run Install Homarr – click Yes. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Go back to STEP 1 or you will deal with karma 🙂
The installation process can take up to a few seconds/minutes. It will depend on your Internet speed connection. Now open your browser and type in http://Synology-ip-address:4755 Add your own password you have previously chosen at STEP 6. Click Sign in. Follow the instructions in the image below.
At the top right of the page click on the three horizontal lines. Switch to Dark Mode then click Settings. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Check Enable docker integration. You can add your own page title, logo, favicon and a link to a background. Follow the instructions in the image below.
At the top right of the page click on the Docker icon. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Select a Docker container, then click the + Add to Homarr button to add the selected container to your Homarr dashboard. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Go to Appearance then click Icon Picker to select an icon for your Docker app. Click Save. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Your new icon will be automatically added to your Homarr Dashboard.
At the top right of the page click Enter Edit Mode to enter the Edit Mode. Here you can drag and drop icons, change size etc.
Note: If you want to run the Homarr container over HTTPS, check my guide on How to Run Docker Containers Over HTTPS.
Note: Add Dash Monitors to Homarr Dashboard.
Note: Can I run Docker on my Synology NAS? See the supported models.
Note: Find out how to update the Homarr container with the latest image.
Note: How to Free Disk Space on Your NAS if You Run Docker.
Note: How to Schedule Start & Stop For Docker Containers.
Note: How to Activate Email Notifications.
Note: How to Add Access Control Profile on Your NAS.
Note: How to Change Docker Containers Restart Policy.
Note: How to Use Docker Containers With VPN.
Note: Convert Docker Run Into Docker Compose.
Note: How to Clean Docker.
Note: How to Clean Docker Automatically.
Note: Best Practices When Using Docker and DDNS.
Note: Some Docker Containers Need WebSocket.
Note: Find out the Best NAS Models For Docker.
Note: Activate Gmail SMTP For Docker Containers.
This post was updated on Sunday / January 29th, 2023 at 10:04 PM