How to Install SearX on Your Synology NAS with Docker

What is SearX?

Searx is a metasearch engine that aggregates results from more than 70 search engines. Users are not tracked or profiled. Searx can be used over Tor for online anonymity.

Skip to Docker code / Skip to Compose & Portainer

Step 1

Before we start, please ensure you have Docker installed. This can be installed through the Synology Package Center.

Step 2

We now need to create the SearX Docker folder. Head into File Station and open the Docker folder. Select Create, choose Create folder and name it searx.

Step 3

We will now head into Control Panel > Task Scheduler > Create > Scheduled Task and click User-defined script. (see demonstration)

Step 4

In the window that appears, insert the following:

In the General tab, In the Task field, enter SearX. From the User list, select root. Uncheck the Enabled option.

In the Schedule tab, Select Run on the following date (make sure It’s today’s date). Now select Do not repeat.

In the Task Settings tab, under Notification, You can choose to turn this on, otherwise skip this. Now copy-paste the following code into the Run command area. Now click OK.

docker run -d --name=searx \
-p 5130:8080 \
-v /volume1/docker/searx:/etc/searx \
--restart always \

Step 5

When the below warning appears, press OK.

Step 6

You will now see your list of tasks. Select SearX, now press. Run.

Step 7

When asked to run, press Yes.

Step 8

The installation process of SearX has now finished. Give it a few seconds to appear in your Docker list.

Step 9

Open your browser and enter the link to your new container http://synologyip:5130.

Done and dusted! You can now search without those pesky eyes watching you!

Docker Compose and Portainer

If you would prefer to install with Docker Compose or Portainer, use the following code. You can also view a demonstration here.

version: '3.3'
        container_name: searx
            - '5130:8080'
            - '/volume1/docker/searx:/etc/searx'
        restart: always
        image: searx/searx

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