Emoncms on a synology first registration failure

Hi Guys,

I am trying to get the website working on a Synology NAS.
followed the install instructions and I got the website online.

But if i want to register a first user i get this message
405 Not Allowed

the database tables are filled correctly by the first installation. but i cant register a user.
I also looked into some related discussions but didn’t not find the answer yet.

webstation with Nginx and PHP7 Maria10 DB and latest emoncms 9.8.31

nginx errorlog

2018/10/08 17:10:14 [error] 3548#3548: *4675 open() "/var/services/web/emoncms/user/register.json" failed (2: No such file or directory), client:, server: , request: "POST /emoncm
s/user/register.json HTTP/1.1", host: "", referrer: 

Apache24 errorlog

NAS2 [Sun Oct 07 13:05:23.208428 2018] [core:alert] [pid 28678:tid 139803620599552] [client] /var/services/web/emoncms/.htaccess: Invalid command 'Order', perhaps
misspelled or defined by a module not included in the server configuration



Hello @natnek. It sounds like a modrewrite issue. The nginx server is not redirecting requests to the right place. e.g:


maps to


I’m not that familiar with the equivalent of apache’s modrewrite for nginx unfortunately.

thanx Trystan

I am still hanging here on this issue.


Hi Dennis,

Have you had a look at this?

Hi Bill

Thanks for your reply.
I use the emoncms on a synology with pre defined setting so it is a litte complicated to merge emoncms.


It’s possible to run Apache on a Synology box which works easier with PHP.

Just putting this here incase others stumble upon it looking to set it up with nginx, The nginx config on the page linked by Bill.Thomson did not work for me, but its based on a much older install. It did however give me the one missing line that I needed for my existing nginx config:

rewrite ^/(.*)$ /index.php?q=$1 last;

my complete nginx config:

    upstream php {
        server unix:/var/run/php/php7.2-fpm.sock;
    # Emon CMS Power Monitor HTTP
    server {
        listen 80;
        root /var/www/emoncms/;
        index index.php;

        location = /favicon.ico { log_not_found off; access_log off; }
        location / {
            rewrite ^/(.*)$ /index.php?q=$1 last;
        location ~ \.php$ {
            include fastcgi.conf;
            fastcgi_intercept_errors on;
            fastcgi_pass php;
        location ~* \.(js|css|png|jpg|jpeg|gif|ico|xml|woff|woff2)$ {
            expires max;
            log_not_found off;