How to Install Website Shot on Your Synology NAS

How to Install Website Shot on Your Synology NAS

With Website Shot you can generate a full web-page screenshot and automatically save it on your Synology NAS. Website Shot provides a rich interface to make any kind of web screenshots online for free with no limits. The simplest way to take a full page screenshot is here! The container supports long pages of up to 20000 pixels. The biggest advantage of using Website Shot hosted on your own Synology Server is that you have full privacy compared to third-party widgets that you install on your browser for the same purpose. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install Website Shot 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 websiteshot. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Be careful to enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.

Website Shot Synology NAS Set up 1

  • STEP 4

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

Website Shot 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 Website Shot. 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=website-shot \
-p 3616:3000 \
-v /volume1/docker/websiteshot:/usr/src/website-shot/screenshots \
--restart always \
flowko1/website-shot

Website Shot Synology NAS Set up 3

  • STEP 6

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

Website Shot Synology NAS Set up 4

  • STEP 7

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

Website Shot 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:3616 Type in the website for which you want to take a full screenshot. Click SHOT. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Website Shot Synology NAS Set up 6

Enjoy Website Shot! All screenshots will be saved in the folder that you have previously created at STEP 3.

Website Shot Synology NAS Set up 7

Note: If you want to run the Website Shot container over HTTPS, check 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 Website Shot container with the latest image.
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This post was updated on Thursday / May 5th, 2022 at 12:30 PM