How Do I Setup a Synology NAS Web Server?


Larry Thompson

Setting up a Synology NAS web server can seem like a daunting task, but fear not! With the right guidance, you’ll have your own server up and running in no time. In this tutorial, we will walk you through the step-by-step process of setting up your Synology NAS as a web server.

Step 1: Install the Web Station Package

The first thing you’ll need to do is install the Web Station package on your Synology NAS. This package allows you to host websites and web applications on your NAS.

To install the Web Station package, follow these steps:

1. Open Package Center

  • Open your Synology DSM (DiskStation Manager) interface.
  • Click on ‘Package Center’ in the main menu.

2. Search for Web Station

  • In the search bar at the top-right corner of the Package Center, type ‘Web Station’.
  • Click on ‘Web Station’ in the search results.

3. Install Web Station

  • Click on ‘Install’ to begin installing the Web Station package.
  • Follow any prompts or confirmations that appear during the installation process.

Step 2: Configure Web Server Settings

Once you have installed the Web Station package, it’s time to configure your web server settings. This includes setting up virtual hosts, enabling PHP support, and configuring other necessary settings.

To configure your web server settings, follow these steps:

1. Open Web Station

  • In your Synology DSM interface, click on ‘Web Station’ in the main menu. Enable Virtual Hosts
    • Click on the ‘Virtual Host’ tab in the Web Station interface.
    • Toggle the ‘Enable Virtual Host’ switch to the ‘On’ position. Add a Virtual Host
      • Click on the ‘Create’ button to add a new virtual host.
      • Enter a name for your virtual host, such as ‘My Website’.
      • Select the folder where your website files will be stored.
      • Configure any other desired settings, such as SSL certificates or custom error pages.
      • Click on ‘OK’ to save your virtual host settings.

      4. Enable PHP Support

      • Click on the ‘PHP Settings’ tab in the Web Station interface.
      • Toggle the ‘Enable PHP’ switch to the ‘On’ position.

      Step 3: Upload Your Website Files

      Now that you have configured your web server settings, it’s time to upload your website files to your Synology NAS.

      To upload your website files, follow these steps:

      1. Connect to Your NAS

      • Open File Station in your Synology DSM interface.
      • Navigate to the folder where you want to upload your website files. Upload Your Files
        • Select and drag/drop or use the upload button to add your website files to the folder.
        • You can also create subfolders if needed for organizing your files.

        Step 4: Access Your Website

        Congratulations! You have now set up your Synology NAS as a web server and uploaded your website files. It’s time to access your website and see it in action.

        To access your website, follow these steps:

        1. Find Your NAS IP Address

        • In your Synology DSM interface, click on ‘Control Panel’ in the main menu.
        • Click on ‘Network’.
        • Note down your NAS IP address. It will look something like ‘’. Open a Web Browser
          • Open a web browser on any device connected to the same network as your Synology NAS. Enter the NAS IP Address
            • In the address bar of your web browser, enter the IP address of your Synology NAS.


            Setting up a Synology NAS web server is a great way to host your own websites and take control of your online presence. By following the steps outlined in this tutorial, you should now have a fully functional web server running on your Synology NAS.

            Remember to regularly update and maintain your web server to ensure optimal performance and security.

            Now go ahead and start building and hosting amazing websites using your own Synology NAS web server!

            Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

            Q: Can I host multiple websites on my Synology NAS?

            Yes! With the Web Station package, you can set up multiple virtual hosts, each hosting its own website or web application.

            Q: Can I use other programming languages besides PHP?

            Yes! While PHP is the default language supported by Web Station, you can also configure support for other programming languages such as Node.js or Python.

            Q: Can I use SSL certificates for secure connections?

            Absolutely! Web Station allows you to easily configure SSL certificates for your virtual hosts, ensuring secure connections between your website and its visitors.

            Q: Can I access my website from outside my local network?

            Yes! By properly configuring your router and setting up port forwarding, you can make your website accessible from outside your local network. However, it’s important to consider security implications and follow best practices to protect your web server.


            In this tutorial, we have learned how to set up a Synology NAS as a web server. We installed the Web Station package, configured our web server settings, uploaded our website files, and accessed our website using the NAS IP address. We also explored some frequently asked questions about hosting multiple websites, using different programming languages, enabling SSL certificates, and accessing websites from outside the local network.

            Now that you have the knowledge and tools at your disposal, it’s time to unleash your creativity and start building amazing websites with your own Synology NAS web server!

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