My previous guide for SpeedTest Tracker involved the use of Task Scheduler. The image that uses the SQLite database is no longer working with the latest SpeedTest Tracker. To solve this issue, it’s mandatory to use SpeedTest Tracker with MariaDB as its database following my guide below. Speedtest Tracker is a program that runs a speedtest check every hour and graphs the results in a fancy way. The back-end is written in Laravel and the front-end uses Filament. It uses Ookla’s Speedtest cli to get the data and uses Chart.js to plot the results. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install SpeedTest Tracker on your Synology NAS using Docker & Portainer.
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.
Make sure you have a synology.me Wildcard Certificate. Follow my guide to get a Wildcard Certificate. If you already have a synology.me Wildcard certificate, skip this STEP.
Go to Control Panel / Login Portal / Advanced Tab / click Reverse Proxy. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Now click the “Create” button. Follow the instructions in the image below.
After you click the Create button, the window below will open. Follow the instructions in the image below.
On the General area, set the Reverse Proxy Name description: type in Speedtest. After that, add the following instructions:
Check Enable HSTS
On the Reverse Proxy Rules click the Custom Header tab. Click Create and then, from the drop-down menu, click WebSocket. After you click on WebSocket, two Header Names and two Values will be automatically added. Click Save. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Go to Control Panel / Network / Connectivity tab/ Check Enable HTTP/2 then click Apply. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Go to Control Panel / Security / Advanced tab/ Check Enable HTTP Compression then click Apply. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Go to File Station and open the docker folder. Inside the docker folder, create two new folders and name them speedtest and speedtestdb. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Be careful to enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.
Download (click on the blue link below) and upload the my.cnf file below in the speedtestdb folder that you have previously created at STEP 10. Follow the instructions in the image below. 🔒Note: Support my work to unlock the password. You can use this password to download any file on mariushosting forever!
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.
In the Name field type in speedtest. Follow the instructions in the image below.
version: '3.9' services: speedtest-tracker: image: ghcr.io/alexjustesen/speedtest-tracker:latest container_name: SpeedTest-TRACKER healthcheck: test: curl -f http://localhost:80/ || exit 1 environment: PUID: 1026 PGID: 100 DB_CONNECTION: mysql DB_HOST: db DB_PORT: 3306 DB_DATABASE: speedtest_tracker DB_USERNAME: speedy DB_PASSWORD: speedypass volumes: - /volume1/docker/speedtest:/config:rw ports: - 8999:80 - 8995:9000 restart: on-failure:5 depends_on: - db db: image: mariadb:jammy container_name: SpeedTest-DB mem_limit: 1g cpu_shares: 768 security_opt: - no-new-privileges:false user: 1026:100 environment: TZ: Europe/Bucharest MARIADB_DATABASE: speedtest_tracker MARIADB_USER: speedy MARIADB_PASSWORD: speedypass MARIADB_ROOT_PASSWORD: speedypass volumes: - /volume1/docker/speedtestdb:/var/lib/mysql:rw - /volume1/docker/speedtestdb:/etc/mysql/conf.d:rw restart: on-failure:5
Note: Before you paste the code above in the Web editor 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 Web editor area below, change the value numbers for user with your own UID and GID values. (Follow my step by step guide on how to do this.) 1026 is my personal UID value and 100 is my personal GID value. You have to type in your own values.
Note: Before you paste the code above in the Web editor area below, change the value for TZ. (Select your current Time Zone from this list.)
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.
If everything goes right, you will see the following message at the top right of your screen: “Success Stack successfully deployed“.
Go back to STEP 1 or you will deal with karma 🙂.
Now open your browser and type in your HTTPS/SSL certificate like this https://speedtest.yourname.synology.me In my case it’s https://speedtest.mariushosting.synology.me If everything goes right, you will see the Speedtest Sign in page. Type in the default Email address and Password, then click Sign in. Follow the instructions in the image below.
At the top right of the page switch to dark mode, then click Queue Speedtest to start your first speedtest. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Change the default Email address and Password with your own credentials. On the left sidebar click Users then the current Admin user.
Type in your own credentials then click Save changes. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Your SpeedTest Tracker dashboard at a glance!
Enjoy SpeedTest Tracker!
If you encounter issues by using this container, make sure to check out the Common Docker issues article.
Note: Can I run Docker on my Synology NAS? See the supported models.
Note: Find out how to update the SpeedTest Tracker container with the latest image.
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This post was updated on Sunday / November 12th, 2023 at 4:25 PM