How to Install SearX on Your Synology NAS

How to Install SearX on Your Synology NAS

Searx is a free metasearch engine, available under the GNU Affero General Public License version 3, with the aim of protecting the privacy of its users. To this end, Searx does not share users’ IP addresses or search history with the search engines from which it gathers results. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install SearX 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 File Station and open the docker folder. Inside the docker folder, create one new folder and name it searx. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Be careful to enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.

searX Synology NAS Set up 1

  • STEP 4

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

searX Synology NAS Set up 2

  • STEP 5

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 SearX. Uncheck “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=searx \
-p 5146:8080 \
-v /volume1/docker/searx:/etc/searx \
--restart always \
searx/searx

searX Synology NAS Set up 3

  • STEP 6

After you click OK on STEP 5 a new warning pop up window will open. Click OK.

searX Synology NAS Set up 4

  • STEP 7

After you click OK on STEP 6, select your “Install SearX” Task then click the “Run” tab. You will be asked to run Install SearX – click Yes. Follow the instructions in the image below.

searX Synology NAS Set up 5

  • STEP 8

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

  • STEP 9

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:5146

searX Synology NAS Set up 6

Start to surf!

searX Synology NAS Set up 7

Start to surf images!

searX Synology NAS Set up 8

  • STEP 10

If you want to run SearX container over an HTTPS check How to Run Docker Containers Over HTTPS.

searX Synology NAS Set up 9

Note: Can I run Docker on my Synology NAS? See the supported models.
Note: Find out how to update SearX container with the latest image.
Note: How to Free Disk Space on Your NAS if You Run Docker.
Note: SearX alternative is Whoogle.

This post was updated on Sunday / August 29th, 2021 at 9:09 AM