Synology Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices are extremely versatile. Not only do they support all of your typical network storage services such as SMB and NFS, but you can also install one or more packages to extend the functionality. These add-ons inclue DHCP, DNS and VPN servers, an email server, a nice DVR (Surveillance Station) where you can store and review IP video camera footage, and even a hypervisor for setting up virtual machines.
Since a NAS is always connected to your network, it’s a great place to centrally store documents. So why not also use it to host an internal website? Small businesses often need a place to store documentation or to have a place to highlight company news. So in this blog post, I will explain how you can setup a website with WordPress for these purposes, and more, on your Synology NAS. Synology has made the actual installation process extremely easy.
Below are the highlevel steps to installing WordPress on your Synology NAS.
1. First, login to your NAS, open the Package Center, search for WordPress and click Install.
2. If you don’t already have MariaDB installed, the wizard will ask you to set a root password. Make sure to use a secure password!
3. Next, you will be prompted to create a MariaDB database name, user account, and password that will be used by the WordPress application.
4. Once everything is installed, you can click Open to navigate to the standard WordPress installation screen.
You are now working within the normal WordPress interface. From Synology’s perspective, you’re done! Check out all of our posts on WordPress to get the most out of your WordPress site. Here are two that you may be interested in next: Creating your new Website with WordPress as well as Five Free WordPress Plugins to Power your Website.