How To Install Nextcloud On A Synology NAS

This post should tell you everything you need to know to install Nextcloud instance on your Synology NAS without using Docker.

I previously published a post on how to setup Pi-Hole on a Synology and since then a number of people have asked for a guide on how to install Nextcloud on a Synology. After lots of tinkering, this post is the result.

I’ve talked about Nextcloud vs Synology before, and why I think Synology is the better choice for a home server. However, by using this guide you don’t need to choose – you can install Nextcloud on your Synology NAS!

This is likely to be another long post, so let’s get cracking shall we?

Setup DNS

Once Nextcloud is all setup and working on your Synology NAS, you will probably want to access it via a nice URL, usually a subdomain like If that’s the case, make sure you log into the DNS provider for your domain (this is usually the registrar you registered the domain with) and configure an A record that points to the public IP address of your Synology NAS. Continue reading