How to Install Homechart on Your Synology NAS

How to Install Homechart on Your Synology NAS

Homechart is built to be an integrated experience for all of your household data. Instead of having 5-10 different application to enter duplicate data into, Homechart integrates everything in some interesting ways, such as: Calendar shows your events, as well as upcoming meals, tasks, and recurring transactions. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install Homechart on your Synology NAS using Docker & Portainer.

💡Note: This guide works perfectly with the latest Homechart v.2024.06 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

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

Homechart Synology NAS Portainer Set up 1 new 2025

  • STEP 4

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

Homechart Synology NAS Portainer Set up 2 new 2025

  • STEP 5

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 Homechart. After that, add the following instructions:

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

Check Enable HSTS

Destination:
Protocol: HTTP
Hostname: localhost
Port: 3416

Homechart Synology NAS Portainer Set up 3 new 2025

  • STEP 6

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 7

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

Homechart Synology NAS Portainer Set up 4 new 2025

  • STEP 8

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

Homechart Synology NAS Portainer Set up 5 new 2025

  • STEP 9

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

1 Homechart Synology NAS Set up

  • STEP 10

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 11

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

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

version: "3.9"
services:
  postgres:
    image: docker.io/postgres:16
    container_name: Homechart-DB
    hostname: homechart-db
    mem_limit: 1g
    cpu_shares: 1024
    security_opt:
      - no-new-privileges:true
    healthcheck:
      test: ["CMD", "pg_isready", "-q", "-d", "postgres", "-U", "postgres"]
      timeout: 45s
      interval: 10s
      retries: 10
    volumes:
      - /volume1/docker/homechartdb:/var/lib/postgresql/data:rw
    environment:
      POSTGRES_DB: postgres
      POSTGRES_USER: postgres
      POSTGRES_PASSWORD: postgres
    restart: on-failure:5

  homechart:
    image: ghcr.io/candiddev/homechart:latest
    container_name: Homechart
    hostname: homechart
    security_opt:
      - no-new-privileges:true
    ports:
      - 3416:3000
    environment:
      HOMECHART_postgresql_hostname: postgres
      HOMECHART_postgresql_password: postgres
      HOMECHART_postgresql_username: postgres
    restart: on-failure:5
    depends_on:
      postgres:
        condition: service_healthy

Homechart Synology NAS Portainer Set up 6 new 2025

  • STEP 12

Scroll down on the page until you see a button called 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.

Homechart Synology NAS Portainer Set up 7 new 2025

  • STEP 13

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

Homechart Synology NAS Portainer Set up 8 new 2025

  • STEP 14

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

  • STEP 15

Now open your browser and type in your HTTPS/SSL certificate like this https://homechart.yourname.synology.me that you have previously created at STEP 5. In my case it’s https://homechart.mariushosting.synology.me If everything goes right, you will see the Homechart Login page. Click Sign up. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Homechart Synology NAS Portainer Set up 9 new 2025

  • STEP 16

Add your own Email Address and your own Password. Click Sign up with Email Address. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Homechart Synology NAS Portainer Set up 10 new 2025

  • STEP 17

Give a Name to the instance. Set up the language, date and time. Change the color and theme, then click Next. Follow the instructions in the image below.

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  • STEP 18

Click +Add Household. Follow the instructions in the image below.

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  • STEP 19

Select your Currency Format, then click Next. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Homechart Synology NAS Portainer Set up 13 new 2025

  • STEP 20

Click Finish. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Homechart Synology NAS Portainer Set up 14 new 2025

  • STEP 21

Your Homechart dashboard at a glance!

Homechart Synology NAS Portainer Set up 15 new 2025

 

Enjoy Homechart!

🆘TROUBLESHOOTING

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

Note: Can I run Docker on my Synology NAS? See the supported models.
Note: How to Back Up Docker Containers on your Synology NAS.
Note: Find out how to update the Homechart container with the latest image.
Note: All persistent data is stored in PostgreSQL database, Homechart doesn’t save anything locally.
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 Thursday / June 27th, 2024 at 3:50 AM