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Running Joomla! on Synology NAS

Running Joomla! on Synology NAS


From small-and-medium business to individual users, Synology products offer a full range of choices to fulfill different needs, while sharing some similar characteristics- eco-friendly, quiet, and versatile.

Pre requisites

Download the Synology package #Joomla-1.7.2.spk

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

  • Enable Web Station
  • Enable MySQL



Now go to “Package Center”


Click on “Install / Update” then select the file Joomla-1.7.2.spk that you have downloaded from


The installer will ask you for your MSQL Password, so the installer can create an empty database joomlablog, the default user being root and the password is empty! so just click next

After some seconds you should see Joomla! installed


I strongly recommend you to install phpMyAdmin and create a dedicated Joomla user with less permissions before running the Joomla installer!

So install the package phpMyAdmin, select the database newly created by the installer “joomlablog” and under privileges,


Create a new user with a complicated password, for example GDnxWF9Vm4A9QW8Zjoomla_on_synology_nas_006

Point your browser to http://{youservernasname}/joomla/ and finish the installation of Joomla following the web installer, you can use the user and password previously created.

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.