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 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 v0.3.70 release.

  • STEP 1

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  • STEP 2

Install Docker via Synology “Package Center”.

Install Docker Synology DSM 7

  • STEP 3

Install Text Editor. If you already have Text Editor installed on your Synology NAS skip this step.

  • 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

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

Homepage Synology NAS Set up 2

  • 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 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 \
--restart always \
ghcr.io/benphelps/homepage:latest

Homepage Synology NAS Set up 3

  • STEP 7

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

Homepage Synology NAS Set up 4

  • STEP 8

After you click OK on STEP 7, select your “Install Homepage” Task then click the “Run” tab. You will be asked to run Install Homepage – click Yes. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Homepage Synology NAS Set up 5

  • 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:3550 you can easily change the background color. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Homepage Synology NAS Set up 6

  • STEP 11

Go back to File Station. Right click on the homepage folder that you have previously created at STEP 4 then click Properties. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Homepage Synology NAS Set up 7

  • STEP 12

Go to the Permission tab then click Create. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Homepage Synology NAS Set up 8

  • STEP 13

On the User or group dropdown menu choose SYSTEM then check all Read and Write Permissions. Click Done. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Homepage Synology NAS Set up 9

  • STEP 14

After you click Done on STEP 13, check “Apply to this folder, sub-folders and files“. Click Save. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Homepage Synology NAS Set up 10

  • STEP 15

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 11

  • STEP 16

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

Homepage Synology NAS Set up 12

  • STEP 17

Go back to your Homepage Dashboard too see your modified bookmarks. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Homepage Synology NAS Set up 13

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

Note: If you want to run the Homepage container over HTTPS, check my guide on How to Run Docker Containers Over HTTPS.

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This post was updated on Sunday / September 25th, 2022 at 8:28 PM