Well, that was harder than I thought. I was tired of waiting for Synology to update the WordPress version to the current one and started this little project to install the public version of WordPress on my Synology NAS and to migrate my website to that. Couldn’t be too difficult I thought. But it turned out that there were quite some obstacles to overcome; but finally, I succeeded, and I want to share my experiences with you.
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