How to Set up Emby on a Synology NAS

Today we are going to take a look at how to install Emby on a Synology NAS. https://youtu.be/34YdGEdVL7g Emby is a home media server that will allow you to stream your digital media to client devices. When running Emby on a Synology NAS, I prefer running it using Docker. Emby is a great alternative to Plex and is the platform that Jellyfin was forked off of before Emby changed to closed-source. If you’d prefer using…

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How to Update a Docker Container using Portainer

Today we are going to look at how to update a Docker container using Portainer.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CK9blZF1lFoThere are many different ways to update Docker containers, but Portainer makes the process somewhat straightforward. To demo how to update a Docker container using Portainer, I will be updating an Nginx Proxy Manager container. Currently, I’m running an old version (2.3.1) and we will be updating that to the latest version.Before starting this process, ensure that your container is created…

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How to Self-host Bitwarden on a Raspberry Pi

Today we are going to take a look at how to install Bitwarden on a Raspberry Pi.https://youtu.be/nShKWcPD6w0Before we get started, I want to make sure that I highlight that we will be installing Bitwarden RS. Bitwarden RS is an unofficial version of Bitwarden that’s great for self-hosting. Overall, if you’re interested in self-hosting Bitwarden, this is what I consider to be the best option. There are two prerequisites that must be installed (Docker/Portainer, Nginx Proxy…

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How to Use Cloudflare CDN to Speed up and Secure your Website!

Today we’re going to go over how to use the free Cloudflare CDN service. The entire explanation is done in the video below.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hHaPgfyxIvYI normally have written instructions for these tutorials, but almost everything that you can configure in Cloudflare is somewhat easy to implement. Cloudflare (in specific, their free tier) is a service that I always put in front of new websites. Not only does Cloudflare provide the website owner with a free content delivery…

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Backup a Windows PC to a Synology NAS with Active Backup for Business

Today we are going to look at how you can back up and restore a Windows PC to a Synology NAS using Active Backup for Business. https://youtu.be/QLaFG_-XjVI First, this tutorial will be done in the DSM 7 beta. The options will be the same, though it might look a little different. I am trying to preemptively plan for the inventible release of DSM 7, and don’t want to continue producing tutorials using DSM 6 as…

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How to Update Docker Compose on a Synology NAS

Today we are going to take a look at how you can update Docker Compose on a Synology NAS. https://youtu.be/E0Q4xVn0gRc First off, if you aren’t sure how to use Docker Compose on a Synology NAS, I created a tutorial on how you can do it. The tutorial will walk you through Docker entirely and help you decide if Docker Compose is the right choice for you. This tutorial will focus on how you can update…

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Synology Drive Server Tutorial: Sync Files To and From a NAS!

This tutorial will show you how to use Synology Drive Server on a Synology NAS. https://youtu.be/lohOzoFbPf0 I'm writing this tutorial because Synology Drive Server is my favorite way of ensuring my documents get synced up to my NAS. They are processed in real-time, allow me to reclaim space on my local PC by storing them on my NAS, and give me an easy way to follow the 3-2-1 backup rule. If you set up a…

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How to Update Docker Containers on a Synology NAS

Today we are going to look at two different ways that you can update Docker containers on a Synology NAS.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTb7889qNxQLast week, we looked at how to install Docker containers on a Synology NAS. I excluded this portion as I felt it deserved its own tutorial. I will preface this by saying there are various methods online on how you can update containers on a Synology NAS and that this is my preferred approach. This approach…

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How to use Docker on a Synology NAS

Today we are going to look at Docker on a Synology NAS.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzMhZoUs7uwThe majority of the explanation will be done through the video above, but it’s important to have certain points documented. The Docker implementation on a Synology NAS is very powerful when you understand it, but it’s slightly confusing when you initially get started. While I create specific tutorials that will guide you through the implementation of specific containers, my goal is to give you…

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How to Host a WordPress Website on a Synology NAS!

Today we are going to look at how to host a WordPress website on a Synology NAS. https://youtu.be/eqfwETTQCvU A lot of people would like to host a website, but the monthly costs associated with web hosting isn’t always ideal. While it’s a good idea to scale your website to match the daily traffic it receives, it’s sometimes easier to host the website out of your house in the beginning. This avoids monthly charges and allows…

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