Synology : Enable WebStation

02 March 2016

WebStation is the name of the Synology web server.
With it, you can host on your server dynamic websites using for example the programming language php.

Installing WebStation will be required if you plan to install applications like phpMyAdmin, WordPress (french post) or create a personal website on your Synology NAS.

Enabling Web Station

DiskStation Manager version used in this article is 5.2
This article was translated by a machine from this post written in french : Synology : Activer WebStation

Go into your nas Control Panel, and then into Web Services. Then check the box Enable Web Station.

Enabling WebStation

Enabling WebStation

Confirm via the Apply button.

The NAS web server is now active. A web folder was automatically created in the root of your volume.
You can access the home page of Web Station by entering the IP address (or name) of the server in a browser: http://[your-ip]/

Web packages will be installed directly into that folder.

Installation complete web station

Your nas is ready to host sites!

Activating personal sites

Web Station allows you to create a www folder for each user on the NAS.
To do this, simply activate the Enable personnal website option in the Web Services tab of the control panel.

A www folder is automatically created for each user. To access this private space from your browser, add the name of the user with a ~ (tilde) in the address: http://[your-ip]/~Name/ (note case sensitive, Linux makes the difference between an upper and lowercase).

Using subdomain with Web Station

WebStation also allows you to use subdomains to access different sites on your NAS.

You have to give the subdirectory name and host name used to access the site.

For example, this blog uses a subdomain to access the site WordPress (french post). The image below illustrates this example:

List of virtual hosts - Synology Web Station

List of virtual hosts – Synology Web Station

Enable Web Station server logs

Behind Web Station is hiding an Apache server.

Follow this tutorial to enable Apache access logs (french post).

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