The Synology NAS is a piece of technology that most people don’t know that they need. Our goal is to educate you on different ways that you can easily configure the Synology NAS. Our full guides will ensure that you setup and configure your NAS properly the first time, without running into any issues!

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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Install Synology’s DSM 7.0 Beta as a Virtual Machine!

Today we are going to look at the best way to beta test Synology’s DSM 7.0 by installing it as a Virtual Machine.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9y2jqf1A4eAIt’s known that installing a beta operating system on a production server is never a good idea. However, installing it virtually (vDSM) on your production server is a great way to test it! I use vDSM to test various things for my NAS and this is a great example. 1. Install Instructions 1.…

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Nginx Proxy Manager Synology NAS Setup Instructions!

Today we are going to look at how to set up Nginx Proxy Manager on a Synology NAS.https://youtu.be/X1jCLKKkYuQIf you’re exposing any services on your network, using a reverse proxy is a great way to increase security and performance. A reverse proxy is a server that sits in front of your web servers and forwards client requests to the web servers. In layman’s terms, you only have to expose one server (using ports 80/443) and will…

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Synology NAS Apache Guacamole Setup Instructions!

Today we are going to look at how to install Apache Guacamole on a Synology NAS.https://youtu.be/Z2OSFLqruYoApache Guacamole is a client-less remote desktop gateway that runs in your browser. In summary, you’re able to RDP, VNC, or SSH into devices on your network through a web browser. The tool works very well and allows you to manage all your connections in a centralized location accessible by a web browser.Setting up Apache Guacamole on a Synology NAS…

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How to Setup System Notifications on a Synology NAS!

Today we are going to look at how to configure notifications on a Synology NAS. https://youtu.be/wXCYEby3FJ8 By default, Synology NAS devices have a bunch of different ways that they can be monitored. However, monitoring does very little if you aren’t being notified of issues that have occurred on your NAS. This should be part of Synology’s initial setup due to its importance, so if you haven’t set it up, consider following this tutorial and enabling…

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How to Setup Synology DSM as a Virtual Machine (vDSM)

Today we are going to look at how to setup a Synology DSM Virtual Machine using Virtual Machine Manager.https://youtu.be/oEOWR2HIEe4There are various reasons someone would want to create a Synology DSM virtual machine. For a long time, my virtual instance of DSM was my “testing grounds”, where I did things that I didn’t want to do to my production instance. I have a few reasons in this tutorial why you might want to run a Synology…

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Jellyfin Synology NAS Setup Instructions!

In this tutorial, we are going to look at how to setup Jellyfin on a Synology NAS. https://youtu.be/5_ZrMKIJ_yw Jellyfin is an open-source media streaming service that's installed on Docker. The biggest benefit that Jellyfin offers is the ability to stream your data remotely for free. Overall, it’s tough to crown a specific winner as everyone will have different needs, but it’s a great platform to check out. Installing Jellyfin on a Synology NAS is incredibly easy,…

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How to Install AdGuard Home on a Synology NAS!

Today we are going to look at how to install AdGuard Home on a Synology NAS.https://youtu.be/oVu7wBTsA_gAdGuard Home is a network-wide ad-blocker and a competitor to Pi-hole. I have a few tutorials on how you can setup Pi-hole on a Raspberry Pi and Synology NAS, but this tutorial will focus on installing AdGuard Home on a Synology NAS. Synology NAS: AdGuard Home versus Pi-hole The first and logical question will be “which is better?”, as both…

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How to Backup a Synology NAS to a Remote Synology NAS!

In this tutorial, we are going to look at how to backup a Synology NAS to a remote Synology NAS using Hyper Backup.https://youtu.be/GRiDWAhMFogThis process is somewhat straight forward, but we will be utilizing an OpenVPN network interface on our remote NAS. This will allow us to connect to our remote NAS from our local NAS securely, without opening ports on our router.I back up all of my data off-site to my remote NAS and this…

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