Synology Install SearXNG With Portainer

Synology Install SearXNG With Portainer

My previous guide for SearXNG involved the use of Task Scheduler. Today I’m offering a recommended and excellent alternative for installing the latest SearXNG version via Portainer. SearXNG is a free Internet metasearch engine which aggregates results from more than 70 search services. Users are neither tracked, nor profiled. It’s similar to SearX and Whoogle. SearXNG development has been started in the middle of 2021 as a fork of the SearX project. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install SearXNG 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. Attention: Make sure you have installed the latest Portainer version.

  • STEP 3

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

SearXNG Synology NAS Portainer 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.

1 Synology Portainer Add Stack

  • STEP 5

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

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

version: '3.9'
services:
  searxng:
    image: searxng/searxng
    container_name: SearXNG
    mem_limit: 8g
    cpu_shares: 2048
    security_opt:
      - no-new-privileges:true
    volumes:
      - /volume1/docker/searxng:/etc/searxng:rw 
    restart: on-failure:5
    ports:
      - 5147:8080

SearXNG Synology NAS Portainer 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.

SearXNG Synology NAS Portainer Set up 3

  • STEP 7

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

SearXNG Synology NAS Portainer Set up 4

  • 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:5147 Click on Preferences at the top right of the page to personalize your settings. Follow the instructions in the image below.

SearXNG Synology NAS Portainer Set up 5

  • STEP 10

After you add your favorite settings, click Save. Follow the instructions in the image below.

SearXNG Synology NAS Portainer Set up 6

  • STEP 11

Start to search something. Follow the instructions in the image below.

SearXNG Synology NAS Portainer Set up 7

Enjoy SearXNG!

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If you encounter issues by using this container, make sure to check out the Common Docker issues article.

Note: If you want to run the SearXNG container over HTTPS, check How to Run Docker Containers Over HTTPS. In order to make SearXNG work via HTTPS, it’s mandatory to activate WebSocket.

Note: Can I run Docker on my Synology NAS? See the supported models.
Note: Find out how to update the SearXNG container with the latest image.
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This post was updated on Monday / February 12th, 2024 at 12:08 AM