Today I want to share another experience with my NAS, in this case, I'll talk about how to replace container station with a better alternative called Portainer.
As you may know, I've played with docker on my Qnap NAS. This has to lead me to hate container station software. It has too many limits and issues so as one of my experiments I wanted to find a replacement to it.
The best replacement I've found is portainer and as always, when you know what you want the steps to do it are a lot easier.
In this case, installing portainer was as easy as going to the community qnap store and installing Portainer. After that, you'll have portainer up and running but it'll be useless. You have to connect it to your container station docker, and you can do it 4 easy steps:
Now you're ready to use portainer as a replacement to container station. You can download images, create containers, reboot... Just avoid using container station and portainer at the same time (some configurations don't work) and playing with network interfaces.
I've been using portainer for some days and It's working really well. For example, you can use the Caddy app template and follow my post to run your own site on your NAS.