How to Install Homarr on Your Synology NAS

How to Install Homarr on Your Synology NAS

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.

Note: This guide works perfectly with the latest Homarr v0.10.1 release.

  • STEP 1

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  • STEP 2

Install Docker via Synology “Package Center”.

Install Docker Synology DSM 7

  • STEP 3

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.

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  • STEP 4

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.

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  • STEP 5

Go to Control Panel / Task Scheduler / Create / Scheduled Task / User-defined script. Follow the instructions in the image below.

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  • STEP 6

Once you click on User-defined script, a new window will open. Follow the instructions below:

  1. General: In the Task field type in Install Homarr. Uncheck the “Enabled” option. Select root User.
  2. Schedule: Select Run on the following date then select “Do not repeat“.
  3. 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 \
--restart always \
ghcr.io/ajnart/homarr

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.

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  • STEP 7

After you click OK on STEP 6 a new warning pop up window will open. Click OK.

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  • STEP 8

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.

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  • STEP 9

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

  • STEP 10

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.

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  • STEP 11

Click on the gear icon for settings. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Click on the gear icon for settings. Follow the instructions in the image below.

  • STEP 12

You can Switch to Dark Mode. You can also Enable different modules like Search Bar, Calendar, Date, Torrent, Ping Services, Weather, Download Speed. Follow the instructions in the image below.

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  • STEP 13

Go to Customizations settings. You can add your own page title, logo, favicon and background. Click Save. Follow the instructions in the image below.

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  • STEP 14

At the top right of the page click Add a service to add your favorite applications. Follow the instructions in the image below.

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  • STEP 15

In the example below I have added Pi-Hole. Click Add service to confirm. Follow the instructions in the image below.

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  • STEP 16

After clicking Add service at STEP 15, your new application will automatically appear on the page. Follow the instructions in the image below.

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  • STEP 17

You can also add a link to websites like mariushosting. Click Add a service. Follow the instructions in the image below.

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Enjoy Homarr!

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  • STEP 18

Starting from version 0.8.0 you can also click the Docker container icon.

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  • STEP 19

Select a Docker container, then click the + Add to Homarr button to add the selected container to your dashboard. Follow the instructions in the image below.

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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.

This post was updated on Sunday / September 18th, 2022 at 10:48 AM