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Adolfo DelorenzoMarch 31, 20211 min read

How to Install Portainer on a Synology NAS

This guest blog post from WunderTech takes a look at how you can install Portainer on a Synology NAS.

Portainer gives users a way to manage their Docker containers through a great web interface. For my Raspberry Pi and Ubuntu Docker instances, I use Portainer to manage my containers. For my Synology NAS, I generally use the front-end Docker GUI. Now, the front-end GUI of Docker on a Synology NAS leaves a lot to be desired, but overall, it’s an easy way to set up and maintain your containers.

The first question you’ll probably have is why you should install Portainer, and the truth is that you don’t have to. However, if you’re willing to experiment with it, you might find it easier to manage and use than Synology’s GUI. Portainer also gives you the ability to use stacks which is an easy way to create new containers and allows them to be created using a docker-compose format. If you haven’t used docker-compose before, it’s just an easy way to copy/paste pretty much all of the configuration you’ll need for a container and create it with the push of a button. Read more

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