So, in order to turn your sparkly new DS213J in to a web server there are a number of steps that need to be done first. This article is one of a few that will guide you through the process step by step of turning you simple NAS drive into a globally accessible storage and Linux based web server. I will be installing WordPress, MySQL and DNS along the way.

Part 1.

First pointers. Sorry to lay this on you, but if you think I’m writing this article for you I’m sorry to say that I’m not. I’m writing it for me and just making notes along the way…

The first thing we need to do is to actually install DNS as a service on the Synology DS213J (hereinafter referredĀ  to as the NAS box / NAS drive whatever…)

Login to your NAS box using your favourite browser; From the desktop select Package Center (sorry I’m going with the American spelling here just for continuity) locate the DNS service and select Install – Now it needs configuring…

So, what do I need? DNS. Let’s get that up and running to start with. This will mean that my Windows 8.1 laptop will need to have manually specified network parameters so I can switch where my DNS get resolved.


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Your manual settings will be different to mine depending on the settings for your local IP range and Default Gateway etc…