How to Install Pylon on Your Synology NAS

How to Install Pylon on Your Synology NAS

Pylon is a web based integrated development environment built with Node.js as a backend and with a supercharged JavaScript/HTML5 frontend, licensed under GPL version 3. This project originates from Cloud9 v2 project. Pylon is built entirely on a web stack and has a high performance ACE text editor with bundled syntax highlighting to support a wide range of programming languages. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install Pylon on your Synology NAS using Docker.

  • STEP 1

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  • STEP 2

Install Docker via Synology “Package Center”.

Install Docker Synology DSM 7

  • STEP 3

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

Pylon Synology NAS Set up 1

  • STEP 4

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 Pylon. 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=pylon \
-p 3131:3131 \
-e PUID=1026 \
-e PGID=100 \
-e TZ=Europe/Bucharest \
-e PYUSER=marius \
-e PYPASS=mariushosting \
--restart always \
ghcr.io/linuxserver/pylon

Note: Before you paste the code above in the Run command area below, change the value numbers for PUID and PGID with your own values. (Follow my step by step guide on how to do this.)
Note: Before you paste the code above in the Run command area below, change the value for TZ. (Select your current Time Zone from this list).
Note: Before you paste the code above in the Run command area, change the value for PYUSER and add your own username. marius is an example of a username. You have to insert your own username.
Note: Before you paste the code above in the Run command area, change the value for PYPASS and add your own password. mariushosting is an example of a password. You have to insert your own password.

Pylon Synology NAS Set up 2

  • STEP 5

After you click OK on STEP 4 a new warning pop up window will open. Click OK.

Pylon Synology NAS Set up 3

  • STEP 6

After you click OK on STEP 5, select your “Install Pylon” Task then click the “Run” tab. You will be asked to run Install Pylon – click Yes. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Pylon Synology NAS Set up 4

  • STEP 7

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

  • STEP 8

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:3131 Add your own Username and Password which you have chosen at STEP 4. Click the grey button to Log in. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Pylon Synology NAS Set up 5

Enjoy Pylon!

Pylon Synology NAS Set up 6

Note: If you want to run the Pylon container over HTTPS, check out 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 Pylon container with the latest image.
Note: How to Free Disk Space on Your NAS if You Run Docker.

This post was updated on Wednesday / September 29th, 2021 at 11:43 PM