• Can MariaDB settings be customized on Synology NAS?

    When managing a database in DSM 5.0 or above, the default settings of the MariaDB package should satisfy the requirements of most users. However, if necessary, you can manually change the settings of MariaDB in order to suit your specific needs. To do so, follow the instructions below: If it does not exist, create a configuration file named my.cnf. This fi…


  • Does Synology Web Station support Zend?

    Yes. For more information on Zend modules, please refer to this link. Zend Optimizer (OPcache) is built-in and users do not need to manually install this module. For DSM 6.0: Please follow the steps below to install Zend Guard Loader: Go to the download se…


  • How can I use File Station to access files on my Mac computer?

    File Station allows you to directly access files on the Mac computer. To enjoy this convenience, please follow the steps below: First, log in to your Synology NAS and finish the setup below: Go to File Station > Settings > General > Browse Local Files. Select Browse files from loc…


  • How do I import files on my Synology NAS into Synology Office?

    Please follow the steps below to import documents and spreadsheets saved on your Synology NAS into Synology Office. Log in as admin or an account belonging to the administrators group. Click the Account icon in the lower left corner of the Office user interface. Go to Settings > Adm…


  • How do I install third party PHP applications on my Synology DiskStation?

    Synology Web Station's built-in support of PHP and MariaDB/MySQL allows users to install a variety of third party applications. To install applications, please follow the steps below: Go to Main Menu > Control Panel > Web Services > Web Applications, and check Enable Web Station…


  • How do I protect my folders in the "web" shared folder from unprivileged access?

    You can use ".htaccess" to protect shared folders under the "web" shared folder via Linux commands. Unprivileged access will be denied due to password protection. Assume you want to protect the folder "\web\secret" and allow only the user "alex" to access it with a password. Create a folder named "passwd" in the shared folder "web". Create a ".htaccess" file i…


  • How do I solve mail server or Mail Station related problems?

    Please go to here to download the following mail server or Mail Station related documents: For DSM 3.1 or onward: Refer to the "Host Mail Server" section in Chapter 10 of Synology DiskStation User's Guide for mail server related questions. Refer to User's Guide for Mail Station 2 for Mail Station 2 related q…


  • How should I receive external email messages via MailPlus?

    MailPlus can fetch email messages from external email services via POP3 (Post Office Protocol 3) for centralized management. First, adjust the POP3-related settings of the external email account for email fetch. You can find the corresponding instructions below: Google: Consult this ar…


  • How to Sync Synology Calendar with CalDAV Clients

    Overview Synology Calendar provides a well-rounded scheduling service for individual users and companies, works seamlessly with other DSM packages like MailPlus, and features an exceptionally intuitive user interface. In addition, Synology Calendar also allows you to sync your calendars with other popular CalDAV clients on Thunderbird, iOS, and macOS. In this tutorial, we will…


  • How to connect to Synology's VPN Server using a Windows PC or Mac

    Overview A VPN (virtual private network) is a private network that uses a public network infrastructure (usually the Internet) to provide secure and encrypted connections for data transmission. Businesses often implement VPN to provide a method for employees to securely ac…


  • How to create and manage your to-do list with Note Station

    Overview Note Station comes with powerful to-do features to help you stay in control of project details. By keeping all your to-do tasks in Note Station, you can browse and organize the task status and items in one place. You can also achieve better time management by prioritizing tasks with various highlighting features from reminder time to emergency level. This art…


  • How to enhance personal productivity with Note Station

    Overview Note Station is a versatile note-keeping application to boost your personal productivity in business and academics. Your notes can accommodate audio recordings, cross-note hyperlinks, and clipped texts/graphs from third-party sources, making your notes informative and resourceful. Moreover, with a click, you can turn your notes right into a stylish and smart presenta…


  • How to host a calendar server using the Synology NAS

    Overview With the support of CalDAV, your Synology NAS can instantly become a calendar server. All of your CalDAV clients (such as iCal© on Mac OS©, iPhone©, or iPad©, or Mozilla© Sunbird© can be synchro…


  • How to host a website on Synology NAS

    Overview Your DiskStation comes with Web Station, which allows DiskStation to host up a dynamic, database-driven website or numerous 3rd party web applications with MySQL & PHP technologies, such as Content Management, Customer Relationship Management & e-Commerce system. Find…


  • How to install and use the Google Chrome App for Note Station

    Overview The Google Chrome App for Note Station works like a desktop-version of Note Station. It allows immediate access to Note Station without loggin in to DSM and offers a near-identical interface. What's more, this Chrome App allows offline management during network failures. After the network connection is recovered, all the changes will be automatically synced back to…


  • How to install applications with Package Center

    Overview Package Center offers a rich variety of web applications that can expand the functionality of your Synology NAS. Whether you would like to share files on the cloud, display photos with an online album, set up a VPN environment, or do much more, Package Center lets y…


  • How to join Mac/Linux client computers to the LDAP directory service

    Overview This tutorial explains how to join Mac/Linux client computers to the directory service provided by Directory Server, how to configure the location of their home folders for LDAP users, and how to automatically mount the home folders to an NFS server (e.g., your Synology NA…


  • How to join my Synology NAS into Windows Active Directory domain

    Overview This article will guide you through the process of joining your Synology NAS to an Active Directory Domain Controller, setting up domain user/group privileges to access Synology NAS resources. You will also learn the benefits of joining your Synology NAS with an Active Directory Domain Controller from th…


  • How to make your Synology NAS a mail server

    Overview Synology's Mail Server package allows your Synology NAS to become a mail server that supports SMTP, POP3, and IMAP. With Mail Server, user accounts and email messages can be centrally managed and archived on your Synology NAS. In addition, the Mail Station p…


  • How to manage MySQL/MariaDB databases on your Synology NAS with phpMyAdmin

    Overview phpMyAdmin is a free software tool designed to manage MySQL/MariaDB databases. After installation, you can run phpMyAdmin and manage MySQL/MariaDB databases stored on your Synology NAS. phpMyAdmin can be installed from Package Center, or via manual installat…


  • How to migrate Evernote notebooks to Note Station

    Overview Note Station is a well-rounded note-keeping application developed by Synology. You can migrate your Evernote notebooks to Note Station as the centralized platform, and enjoy easy organization and reference to your notes. This article will guide you through the process of importing notebooks from Evernote to Note Station. <…


  • How to set up your domain with Synology DNS Server

    Overview With Synology's DNS Server package, you can turn your Synology DiskStation into a private domain name server, allowing you to provide domain name resolution services and maintain complete control of your domain's DNS records. DNS Server is a useful tool for organizations hosting the…


  • How to sync LDAP data on Synology NAS to Google Apps with Google Apps Directory Sync

    Overview If your organization manages employee account data with Synology's Directory Server application and uses Google Apps for Business, it might be a hassle for employees to remember multiple sets of passwords. Thankfully, with Google Apps Directory Sync (GADS), it's easy to synch…


  • What PHP, MySQL/MariaDB, and Apache versions does Synology Product support?

    The table below lists the versions of PHP, MySQL/MariaDB, and Apache supported on Synology Product. DSM Version PHP MySQL/MariaDB Apache DSM 5.2 5.5…


  • What applications on Synology NAS are IPv6 supported?

    In addition to standard IPv4 protocol, Synology DiskStation also supports IPv6 structure with tunneling implementation. However only services listed below are IPv6 supported. Applications Directory Service (LDAP) FTP IP Auto Block Web Station DSM Backup Services (except Data R…


  • What backup tasks are monitored by Hyper Backup Vault?

    Hyper Backup Vault is a package for Synology NAS servers running DSM 6.0 or later versions. This package can turn your Synology NAS into a backup destination for Hyper Backup or for other Synology NAS servers. With Hyper Backup Vault, you can view the received data backup tasks and relevant logs on the destination. However, LUN backup tasks are not supported by this package. To k…


  • What functions does SpreadSheet support?

    SpreadSheet supports more than 300 functions. Please visit Synology's website of SpreadSheet Function List, where you can view all the supported functions by category and learn more about their usage with examples. Note: SpreadSheet Function List currently includ…


  • What is Synology Cloud Sync Decryption Tool?

    Cloud Sync Decryption Tool is a program to decrypt data encrypted by Cloud Sync, designed for function evaluation and data recovery in case of emergency. When an incident renders your Synology NAS inaccessible, you can download the encrypted files uploaded by Cloud Sync from the public clouds, and use Cloud Sync Decryption Tool to decrypt them. Please note that you can alw…


  • What types of files can I import into Synology Office?

    You can import spreadsheets and text documents into Synology Office. Note that encrypted files cannot be imported. For compatible file formats, please refer to the table below. Synology Office file type Supported import formats…