Recently, I have updated my Synology NAS to DSM 7. I was positively surprised that most of the apps I use work without problems. The new Synology Photos app is not that nice compared to the old Photo Station 6 but anyway, it will improve, I hope.
There is a bigger update on the WebStation under DSM 7. Formerly, it was quite difficult to run a website (let’s say: a WordPress instance) under the main domain name of your installation (e.g. as
fpposchmann.de). The standard installation would access a WordPress instance under
fpposchmann.de/wordpress; quite ugly. The Apache aliases could not be configured in the WebStation. I found no way to change that by standard configuration means and ended up configuring my own
Still, a WordPress installation under DSM 7 would be configured to be accessed as
fpposchmann.de/wordpress but now there is the possibility to manipulate that. You may change, add or disable the aliases for some standard Synology packages. And you may create a new „Service Portal – Package Server Portal“ for some Synology packages. I’ve created such an additional portal for my main domain
fpposchmann.de pointing to the WordPress installation and disabled the standard alias
fpposchmann.de/wordpress (you cannot delete such an alias).
But, oh oh, now the other aliases (
fpposchmann.de/wiki) are not accessible any more. The new „Service Portal“ seems to shield the other aliases. I don’t know if this is a feature or a bug but there is a workaround for this problem. I have created a new sub-domain without a „Service Portal“ and for the sub-domain the aliases are accessible (e.g.
Btw, the Synology package „MailStation“ (the roundcube web mailer) is also creating an alias (
fpposchmann.de/mail) which is not configurable under the WebStation.
So, now I am happy with the standard Synology packages. But still there are no ways to configure aliases for „Virtual Hosts“, i.e. non-standard web packages. Too bad.