How to Install Homepage on Your Synology NAS

How to Install Homepage on Your Synology NAS

Homepage is a highly customizable homepage. You can use it as a dashboard for your docker applications. You can also add bookmarks. Homepage is a dashboard alternative to Flame, Dashy and Homarr. The only boring thing about the homepage app is that you have to edit the .yaml files manually to insert your own docker applications address or bookmarks. On the other hand, once set, its strong points are its speed and clean graphics. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install Homepage on your Synology NAS using Docker.

💡Note: This guide works perfectly with the latest Homepage v0.9.2 release.

💡Note: Check out my new guide on how to Install Homepage Using Portainer.

  • STEP 1

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  • STEP 2

Install Container Manager via Synology “Package Center”. If you run an older DSM version (under 7.2), search for Docker instead of Container Manager.

Download Container Manager Synology Docker

  • STEP 3

Install Text Editor via Synology “Package Center”. (Mandatory STEP.) If you already have Text Editor installed on your Synology NAS, skip this STEP.

Synology Install Text Editor 2023

  • STEP 4

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

Homepage Synology NAS Set up 1

  • STEP 5

Now create one new folder inside the homepage folder that you created at STEP 4 and name it public. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Be careful to enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.

Homepage Synology NAS Set up 2 new 2024

  • STEP 6

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

Synology User Defined Script

  • STEP 7

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 Homepage. 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=homepage \
-p 3550:3000 \
-v /volume1/docker/homepage:/app/config \
-v /var/run/docker.sock:/var/run/docker.sock \
-v /volume1/docker/homepage/public:/app/public/images \
--restart always \
ghcr.io/gethomepage/homepage:latest

Homepage Synology NAS Set up 3 new2 2024

 

  • STEP 8

After you click OK on STEP 7 a new warning pop up window will open. Click OK.

Homepage Synology NAS Set up 4 new 2024

After you click OK, type in your DSM Password then click Submit. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Synology Task Scheduler Confirm Admin Password

  • STEP 9

After you click Submit on STEP 8, select your “Install Homepage” Task then click the “Run” tab. You will be asked to run Install Homepage – click OK. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Homepage Synology NAS Set up 5 new 2024

  • STEP 10

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

  • STEP 11

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:3550 Follow the instructions in the image below.

Homepage Synology NAS Set up 6 new 2024

  • STEP 12

Go to File Station then open the homepage folder that you have previously created at STEP 4. Inside the homepage folder, you will find some .yaml files. Now let’s modify, for example, the bookmarks.yaml file, to add your own bookmark address.

Homepage Synology NAS Set up 7 new 2024

  • STEP 13

Add your own bookmark address by following the instructions in the image below. Click Save.

Homepage Synology NAS Set up 8 new 2024

  • STEP 14

Go back to your Homepage Dashboard to see your modified bookmarks. You can change the background color to fit your needs. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Homepage Synology NAS Set up 9 new 2024

Enjoy Homepage & Read the Full documentation on how to modify the .yaml files.

  • STEP 15

To prevent containers like Pihole and others from going into timeout when you are looking for integrations in Homepage, remember to DISABLE/UNCHECK the Multiple Gateways option in network settings in DSM.

🆘TROUBLESHOOTING

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

Note: If you want to run the Homepage container over HTTPS, check How to Run Docker Containers Over HTTPS. In order to make Homepage work via HTTPS, it’s mandatory to activate WebSocket.

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This post was updated on Sunday / June 9th, 2024 at 8:13 AM