How to Install Mautic on Your Synology NAS

How to Install Mautic on Your Synology NAS

Mautic is the world’s largest open source marketing automation project. Mautic empowers businesses by making it easy to manage their marketing across a range of channels. One of the goals of Mautic is to provide professional Marketing Automation for small businesses. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install Mautic on your Synology NAS using Docker and Portainer.

Note: This guide works perfectly with the latest Mautic v4.4.6 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

Make sure you have a synology.me Wildcard Certificate. Follow my guide to get a Wildcard Certificate. If you already have a synology.me Wildcard certificate, skip this STEP.

  • STEP 4

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

Mautic Synology NAS Set up 1

  • STEP 5

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

Mautic Synology NAS Set up 2

  • STEP 6

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 Mautic. After that, add the following instructions:

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

Check Enable HSTS

Destination:
Protocol: HTTP
Hostname: localhost
Port: 9855

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  • STEP 7

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 8

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

Mautic Synology NAS Set up 4

  • STEP 9

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

Mautic Synology NAS Set up 5

  • STEP 10

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

Mautic Synology NAS Set up 6

  • STEP 11

Now create two new folders inside the mautic folder that you created at STEP 10 and name them data and db. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Be careful to enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.

Mautic Synology NAS Set up 7

  • STEP 12

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 13

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

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

version: "3.9"
services:
  db:
    image: mariadb:jammy
    container_name: Mautic-DB
    hostname: mautic-db
    security_opt:
      - no-new-privileges:true
    healthcheck:
      test: out=$$(mysqladmin ping -h localhost -P 3306 -u root --password=rootpass 2>&1); echo $$out | grep 'mysqld is alive' || { echo $$out; exit 1; }
    environment:
      - TZ=Europe/Bucharest
      - MYSQL_ROOT_PASSWORD=rootpass
      - MYSQL_DATABASE=mautic
      - MYSQL_USER=mauticuser
      - MYSQL_PASSWORD=mauticpass
    volumes:
      - /volume1/docker/mautic/db:/var/lib/mysql:rw
    restart: always

  mautic:
    image: mautic/mautic:v4
    container_name: Mautic
    hostname: mautic
    security_opt:
      - no-new-privileges:true
    healthcheck:
      test: wget --no-verbose --tries=1 --spider http://localhost:80/ || exit 1
    ports:
      - 9855:80
    environment:
      - MAUTIC_DB_HOST=mautic-db
      - MAUTIC_DB_USER=mauticuser
      - MAUTIC_DB_PASSWORD=mauticpass
      - MAUTIC_DB_NAME=mautic
      - MAUTIC_RUN_CRON_JOBS=true
    volumes:
      - /volume1/docker/mautic/data:/var/www/html
    restart: always
    depends_on:
      db:
        condition: service_started

Note: Before you paste the code above in the Web editor area below, change the value for TZ. (Select your current Time Zone from this list.)

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  • STEP 14

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.

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  • STEP 15

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

Mautic Synology NAS Set up 10

  • STEP 16

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

  • STEP 17

Now open your browser and type in your HTTPS/SSL certificate like this https://mautic.yourname.synology.me In my case it’s https://mautic.mariushosting.synology.me If everything goes right, you will see the Mautic installation page. Click Next Step. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Mautic Synology NAS Set up 11

  • STEP 18

In the Database Password field type in mauticpass then click Next Step. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Mautic Synology NAS Set up 12

  • STEP 19

After you click Next Step at STEP 18, you need to wait a few seconds until the database is created. No action required.

Mautic Synology NAS Set up 13

  • STEP 20

Type in your own Admin Username, Admin Password, First name, Last name and E-mail Address. Click Next Step. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Mautic Synology NAS Set up 14

  • STEP 21

Add your own Mailer transport (SMTP) or click Next Step to add it later. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Mautic Synology NAS Set up 15

  • STEP 22

Log in to your Mautic account. Type in your own Admin Username and Password that you have previously created at STEP 20. Click login. Follow the instructions in the image below.

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  • STEP 23

Welcome to your Mautic Dashboard! At the top right of the page click on the little gear icon to access the Settings. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Mautic Synology NAS Set up 17

  • STEP 24

After you access the Settings, select Configuration from the right menu. Change the Site URL and add https instead of http, then click Save. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Mautic Synology NAS Set up 18

Enjoy Mautic!

Troubleshooting: Make sure RULE 5 and RULE 6 is correctly applied on your Synology NAS Firewall configuration.
Note: Set Up Email Notifications on Mautic.

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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 / February 2nd, 2023 at 12:10 PM