Dec 01 2011

Howto: Installing phpMyAdmin on Synology DS211j

With the DiskStation Manager (DSM) software v. 3.2 upwards it is possible to install certain software using the Admin account’s Package Center. It is fast and convenient. If you are running an older version of DSM or for some reason want to install phpMyAdmin manually, this is how to do it.

  1. Login as admin.
  2. Select “Control Panel” → “Web Services” → “Web applications” → tick to enable “Web Station” & “MySQL”.
  3. Download the latest ZIP archive from the phpMyAdmin site.
  4. Unzip it to /web/phpMyAdmin using the the Synology Web UI File Browser.
  5. Access phpMyAdmin using the URL http://[your-nas-address]/phpMyAdmin/.
  6. By default, it does not require any password so make sure you will enable authentication for the root account and create additional accounts if necessary.

Nov 30 2011

Howto: Web Pages on Synology DS211j

It is possible to enable personal web pages for all users that you have in Synoogy DS211j. This means that every user may have their own web pages served from their home directory. To enable this “User Home” feature, follow these steps:

  1. Login to DS211j using the admin account.
  2. Select “Control Panel” → “User” → “User Home”.
  3. Tick “Enable user home service”. Just ignore the Volume setting.
  4. “Control Panel” → “Web Services” → “Web Applications” → tick “Enable personal website”.
  5. Logout.
Physically the web pages are located in:
/volume1/homes/[username]/www

And they can be accessed via:

http://[your-nas-address]/~[username]/

You may mount the directory onto your computer to easily edit the files.

That’s it!