How to Install SolidInvoice on Your Synology NAS

How to Install SolidInvoice on Your Synology NAS

SolidInvoice is a simple open source invoicing application aimed to help small businesses and freelancers manage their day-to-day billing. It’s a feature rich elegant online application, available as a cloud solution to ensure that you can always get paid on time. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install SolidInvoice on your Synology NAS using Docker & Portainer.

  • 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.

  • STEP 3

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

SolidInvoice Synology NAS Set up 1

  • STEP 4

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.

SolidInvoice Synology NAS Set up 2 new

  • STEP 5

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

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

version: '3.3'

services:
  db:
    image: mysql:5.7
    volumes:
      - /volume1/docker/solidinvoicedb:/var/lib/mysql
    restart: always
    environment:
      MYSQL_DATABASE: solidinvoice
      MYSQL_ROOT_PASSWORD: mariushosting
      MYSQL_USER: solidinvoice
      MYSQL_PASSWORD: mariushosting
  app:
    image: solidinvoice/solidinvoice
    depends_on:
      - db
    ports:
      - 5484:80
    restart: always

volumes:
  db_data: {}

Note: Before you paste the code above in the Web editor area, change the value for MYSQL_ROOT_PASSWORD and add your own password. mariushosting is an example for a password. You have to insert your own password.
Note: Before you paste the code above in the Web editor area, change the value for MYSQL_PASSWORD and add your own password. mariushosting is an example for a password. You have to insert your own password.

SolidInvoice Synology NAS Set up 2

  • STEP 6

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.

SolidInvoice Synology NAS Set up 3

  • STEP 7

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

SolidInvoice Synology NAS Set up 4

  • STEP 8

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

  • STEP 9

Now open your browser and type in http://Synology-ip-address:5484 Scroll down on the page until you see a Next button. Click on it

SolidInvoice Synology NAS Set up 5

  • STEP 10

Click Next. Follow the instructions in the image below.

SolidInvoice Synology NAS Set up 6

  • STEP 11

After you click the Next button at STEP 10 add the following data:

  1. On the Driver field type in: mysql
  2. On the Host field type in: solidinvoice_db_1
  3. On the Port field type in: 3306
  4. On the User field type in: solidinvoice
  5. On the Password field type in: your own password you have chosen at STEP 5.
  6. On the Database field type in: solidinvoice
  7. On Email Settings set up your email or leave “Sendmail” then click Next.

SolidInvoice Synology NAS Set up 7

  • STEP 12

Click Next. Follow the instructions in the image below.

SolidInvoice Synology NAS Set up 8

  • STEP 13

Select your own Language.
Select your own Currency.
Select your own Address. If you leave the default Base URL, you can only connect to SolidInvoice in your LOCAL NETWORK using your NAS IP followed by :5484. If you decide to put SolidInvoice online, you need to add your own Synology Wildcard domain name in the Base URL field. In this case remember to use Reverse Proxy (you will find all the info you need in my Wildcard guide). Create the Administrator user then click Next. Follow the instructions in the image below.

SolidInvoice Synology NAS Set up 9

  • STEP 14

Click Log In Now. Follow the instructions in the image below.

SolidInvoice Synology NAS Set up 10

  • STEP 15

Add your admin credentials you have created at STEP 13 then click Login. Follow the instructions in the image below.

SolidInvoice Synology NAS Set up 11

Enjoy SolidInvoice!

SolidInvoice Synology NAS Set up 12

Note: If you want to run SolidInvoice over HTTPS, check out my article on How to Run Docker Containers Over HTTPS.

Note: Find out how to update the SolidInvoice 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.
Note: How to Schedule Start & Stop For Docker Containers.
Note: How to Activate Email Notifications.
Note: How to Add Access Control Profile on Your NAS.
Note: How to Change Docker Containers Restart Policy.
Note: How to Use Docker Containers With VPN.
Note: Convert Docker Run Into Docker Compose.
Note: How to Clean Docker.
Note: Some Docker Containers Need WebSocket.

This post was updated on Friday / May 6th, 2022 at 11:57 AM