In 1988, IRC (Internet Relay Chat) appeared, which open the way for real-time chat. Perhaps one of the most popular online chat models in the 1990s was mIRC, where users could chat in rooms (channels). It doesn’t matter what OS you use. The Lounge IRC client just works wherever Node.js runs. The self-hosted web IRC client can be installed on your Synology NAS. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install The Lounge IRC Client on your Synology NAS using Portainer.
Install Portainer using my step by step guide. If you already have Portainer installed on your Synology NAS, skip this STEP.
Go to File Station and open the docker folder. Inside the docker folder, create one new folder and name it irc. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Be careful enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.
Inside the irc folder create a new folder and name it config. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Log into Portainer using your username and password. On the Portainer left sidebar click on Stacks. After you click on Stacks, a new screen will open. Click + Add Stack. In the Name field type in irc. Follow the instructions in the image below.
version: "2.1" services: thelounge: image: linuxserver/thelounge container_name: thelounge environment: - PUID=1026 - PGID=100 - TZ=Europe/Bucharest volumes: - /volume1/docker/irc/config:/config ports: - 9002:9000 restart: always
After you paste the code in the Web editor, change the value for TZ (Select your current Time Zone from this list).
After you paste the code in the Web editor, change the value numbers for PUID and PGID with your own values. (Follow my step by step guide on how to do this.)
Note: If you have your docker folder in a different volume, then change /volume1/docker/irc/config according to your settings. For example: /volume2/docker/irc/config or /volume3/docker/irc/config etc.
Scroll down on the page until you see a button named 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.
If everything goes right, you will see this message at the top right of your screen: “Stack successfully deployed“.
Go back to STEP 1 or you will deal with karma 🙂
Now open your browser and type in http://Synology-ip-address:9002/
If you want you can change the server.
If you want you can switch to dark theme.
Enjoy your Self Hosted IRC Client!
Note: If you want to run this container over an HTTPS check How to Run Docker Containers Over HTTPS.
Note: Find out how to update IRC Client container with the latest image.
Note: Can I run Docker on my Synology NAS? See the supported models.
Note: How to Free Disk Space on Your NAS if You Run Docker.
This post was updated on Monday / July 12th, 2021 at 6:45 PM