How to Install Hoppscotch on Your Synology NAS

How to Install Hoppscotch on Your Synology NAS

Hoppscotch is a tool that helps you build HTTP requests that you send to servers. This tool allows you to work easily with APIs. The best alternative to Hoppscotch is Yaade. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install Hoppscotch on your Synology NAS using Docker.

Note: This guide works perfectly with the latest Hoppscotch v2.2.1 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 hoppscotch. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Be careful to enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.

Hoppscotch Synology NAS Set up 1

  • STEP 4

Now create ten new folders inside the hoppscotch folder that you created at STEP 3 name them assets, components, directives, helpers, layouts, middleware, pages, plugins, static, store. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Be careful to enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.

Hoppscotch Synology NAS Set up 2

  • STEP 5

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

Hoppscotch Synology NAS Set up 3

  • 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 Hoppscotch. 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=hoppscotch \
-p 3771:3000 \
-v /volume1/docker/hoppscotch:/app/.hoppscotch \
-v /volume1/docker/hoppscotch/assets:/app/assets \
-v /volume1/docker/hoppscotch/directives:/app/directives \
-v /volume1/docker/hoppscotch/layouts:/app/layouts \
-v /volume1/docker/hoppscotch/middleware:/app/middleware \
-v /volume1/docker/hoppscotch/pages:/app/pages \
-v /volume1/docker/hoppscotch/plugins:/app/plugins \
-v /volume1/docker/hoppscotch/static:/app/static \
-v /volume1/docker/hoppscotch/store:/app/store \
-v /volume1/docker/hoppscotch/components:/app/components \
-v /volume1/docker/hoppscotch/helpers:/app/helpers \
--restart always \
hoppscotch/hoppscotch

Hoppscotch Synology NAS Set up 4

  • STEP 7

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

Hoppscotch Synology NAS Set up 5

  • STEP 8

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

Hoppscotch Synology NAS Set up 6

  • 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:3771 Follow the instructions in the image below.

Hoppscotch Synology NAS Set up 7

Enjoy Hoppscotch!

Hoppscotch Synology NAS Set up 8

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

Note: Can I run Docker on my Synology NAS? See the supported models.
Note: Find out how to update the Hoppscotch container with the latest image.
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Note: How to Change Docker Containers Restart Policy.
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Note: Some Docker Containers Need WebSocket.

This post was updated on Thursday / May 5th, 2022 at 12:31 PM