How to Install Webtop on Your Synology NAS

How to Install Webtop on Your Synology NAS

A webtop is a remote implementation of a desktop operating environment that provides similar functionality as that of a local desktop but is accessed using a Web browser. Docker app webtop is Alpine and Ubuntu based containers containing full desktop environments in officially supported flavors accessible via any modern web browser. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install Webtop on your Synology NAS using Docker.

💡Note: This guide works perfectly with the latest Webtop v4.16 release.

  • STEP 1

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  • STEP 2

Install Container Manager via Synology “Package Center”. If you run an older DSM version (under 7.2), search for Docker instead of Container Manager.

Download Container Manager Synology Docker

  • STEP 3

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

Webtop 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.

Synology User Defined Script

  • 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 Webtop“. 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=webtop \
-p 3014:3000 \
-e PUID=1026 \
-e PGID=100 \
-e TZ=Europe/Bucharest \
-e CUSTOM_USER=marius \
-e PASSWORD=mariushosting \
-v /volume1/docker/webtop:/config \
-v /var/run/docker.sock:/var/run/docker.sock \
--restart always \
ghcr.io/linuxserver/webtop

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 Web editor area below, change the value for CUSTOM_USER. Type in your own username. marius is an example for a username.
Note: Before you paste the code above in the Web editor area below, change the value for PASSWORD. Type in your own password. mariushosting is an example for a password.

Webtop Synology NAS Set up 3 new 2024

  • STEP 6

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

Webtop Synology NAS Set up 4 new 2024

After you click OK, type in your DSM Password then click Submit. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Synology Task Scheduler Confirm Admin Password

  • STEP 7

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

Webtop Synology NAS Set up 5 new 2024

  • 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:3014 If everything goes right, you will see the Webtop Login page. Type in your own CUSTOM_USER and PASSWORD that you have previously created at STEP 5 then click Sign In. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Webtop Synology NAS Set up 6 new 2024

  • STEP 10

Your Webtop instance at a glance!

Webtop Synology NAS Set up 7 new 2024

Note: If you want to run the Webtop container over an HTTPS connection, 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 Webtop container with the latest image.
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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: How to Clean Docker Automatically.
Note: Best Practices When Using Docker and DDNS.
Note: Some Docker Containers Need WebSocket.
Note: Find out the Best NAS Models For Docker.
Note: Activate Gmail SMTP For Docker Containers.

This post was updated on Tuesday / August 1st, 2023 at 11:02 AM