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Alternate method to install Joomla/Drupal on Synology NAS

Alternate method to install Joomla/Drupal on Synology NAS


If you want more control, want to install Joomla yourself or want to install any other CMS, you may also want to try this method. It require some basic knowledge about SSH / file transfer through.

Main differences compare to the other method

  • You won’t have any icons into the packages manager,
  • You wont be able to stop this services,
  • More prone to errors

How to Install

In the Control Panel of your Synology DSM NAS, go to “Web Services” and activate

  • Enable Web Station
  • Enable MySQL

Use a Terminal to connect to your NAS, preferably as admin, using Winscp under windows for example.

Move to the directory


Upload all your Joomla files into a new directory, for example in


Point your browser to http://{youservernasname}/joomla/ and finish the installation of #Joomla.

About The Author

Cédric Walter

I worked with various Insurances companies across Switzerland on online applications handling billion premium volumes. I love to continuously spark my creativity in many different and challenging open-source projects fueled by my great passion for innovation and blockchain technology.In my technical role as a senior software engineer and Blockchain consultant, I help to define and implement innovative solutions in the scope of both blockchain and traditional products, solutions, and services. I can support the full spectrum of software development activities, starting from analyzing ideas and business cases and up to the production deployment of the solutions.I'm the Founder and CEO of Disruptr GmbH.