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Functionality Enhancements

Like other NAS makers, Synology provides a way to install additional modules into its NASes. The list of ready-made modules includes a Squeezebox server, an email server, Webalizer (to gather usage statistics for the NAS’s web services), and phpMyAdmin. The installed modules can even integrate into the NAS’s original web-interface menu.

As there is php and MySQL on the platform, you can install many content management systems, forums and blogs, too. There is a special page on the Synology website showing compatible software including Wordpress, phpBB, Jooml and MediaWiki.

The NAS supports console access via telnet and ssh. Thus, the user can actually install any third-party software available on that platform or compile it out of source code. Another method is to use the package management system Optware which is going to be handy for users who don’t want to learn much about the command line and compiler.

 
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