How to Install Medama on Your Synology NAS

How to Install Medama on Your Synology NAS

Medama Analytics is an open-source project dedicated to providing self-hostable, cookie-free website analytics. With a lightweight tracker of less than 1KB, it aims to offer useful analytics while prioritizing user privacy. In my opinion, Medama is faster and more lightweight compared to Umami, Plausible and Matomo. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install Medama on your Synology NAS using Docker and Portainer.

💡Note: This guide works perfectly with the latest Medama v0.4.3 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.

Medama Synology NAS Set up 1

  • STEP 5

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

Medama 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 Medama. After that, add the following instructions:

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

Check Enable HSTS

Destination:
Protocol: HTTP
Hostname: localhost
Port: 6900

Medama Synology NAS Set up 3

  • 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.

Medama 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.

Medama 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 medama. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Be careful to enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.

Medama Synology NAS Set up 6

  • STEP 11

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 12

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

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

version: "3.9"
services:
  medama:
    container_name: Medama
    image: ghcr.io/medama-io/medama:latest
    volumes:
      - /volume1/docker/medama:/app/data:rw
    ports:
      - 6900:8080
    restart: on-failure:5

Medama Synology NAS Set up 7

  • STEP 13

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.

Medama Synology NAS Set up 8

  • STEP 14

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

Medama Synology NAS Set up 9

  • STEP 15

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

  • STEP 16

Now open your browser and type in your HTTPS/SSL certificate like this https://medama.yourname.synology.me that you have previously created at STEP 6. In my case it’s https://medama.mariushosting.synology.me If everything goes right, you will see the Medama login page. Follow the instructions in the image below.

⚠️Warning: the default username is admin and the default password is CHANGE_ME_ON_FIRST_LOGIN

Medama Synology NAS Set up 10

  • STEP 17

At the top of the page, click the Settings tab. Change the default username and password with your own credentials, then click Save. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Medama Synology NAS Set up 11

  • STEP 18

Click the Home tab at the top of the page, then +Add Website. Type in your own domain name that you want to monitor without https at the beginning. Click Add Website. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Medama Synology NAS Set up 12

  • STEP 19

Paste your personal Medama Tracking code script on your website between the <​head> and </head> tags of your site, then update your file. For example, I have a WordPress website hosted on a Synology NAS. If you have a WordPress website hosted elsewhere, know that the process is the same. Log into your WordPress admin Dashboard, click on the left sidebar on “Theme File Editor“, under Appearance. Select your theme then search for the header.php file. Paste your personal Medama Tracking code script in the header.php file between the <​head> and </head> tags of your site, then update your file. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: You can add multiple websites via the Medama Dashboard later.

<script defer src="https://medama.mariushosting.synology.me/script.js"></script>

Note: Before you paste the script above, remember to change https://medama.mariushosting.synology.me with your own synology.me DDNS.

Medama Synology NAS Set up 13

  • STEP 20

Go back to your Medama synology.me DDNS URL and start looking at the stats! After the Medama Tracking code script is added to your website, Medama will start to collect Real-Time analytics of your website. My blog doesn’t have any TRACKING CODE on it. I just installed Medama to show you how it works and how easily you can implement it on your website.

Medama Synology NAS Set up 14

Enjoy Medama!

🆘TROUBLESHOOTING

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

Note: Can I run Docker on my Synology NAS? See the supported models.
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This post was updated on Saturday / July 13th, 2024 at 4:29 AM