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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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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AdGuard Home OpenMediaVault Setup Tutorial!

Today we are going to install AdGuard Home on OpenMediaVault using Docker and Portainer.https://youtu.be/8Wzx3QuVcj0AdGuard Home is fairly straight forward to set up on OpenMediaVault and we will be using Portainer to configure it. Portainer is a web interface that manages docker containers, so it’s a powerful tool to get accustomed to using!Before we get started, it is incredibly important to note that having redundant DNS servers is very important. I highly suggest that you purchase…

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How to Set Up Pi-Hole on OpenMediaVault!

Today we are going to install Pi-hole on OpenMediaVault using Docker and Portainer. https://youtu.be/kkFP46S2VEM Fortunately, OpenMediaVault makes it very easy to install Docker and Portainer. We will be installing Pi-hole on Portainer and using a macvlan network interface so that we don’t have any port conflicts with our OpenMediaVault instance. If you haven’t installed OpenMediaVault yet, you can learn how to do that here. Before we get started, it is incredibly important to note that…

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