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What is YOURLS

YOURLS is a small set of PHP scripts that will allow you to run your own URL shortening service (a la TinyURL). You can make it private or public, you can pick custom keyword URLs, it comes with its own API. You will love it.

YOURLS Features

  • Private (your links only) or Public (everybody can create short links, fine for an intranet)
  • Sequential or custom URL keyword
  • Handy bookmarklets to easily shorten and share links
  • Awesome stats: historical click reports, referrers tracking, visitors geo-location
  • Neat Ajaxed interface
  • Terrific Plugin architecture to easily implement new features
  • Cool developer API
  • Friendly installer
  • Sample files to create your own public interface and more

Fresh Install

  1. Download it from http://code.google.com/p/yourls/downloads/list (1.5 is the latest version at the present of this post)
  2. Unzip the YOURLS archive
  3. Copy includes/config-sample.php to user/config.php
  4. Open user/config.php with a raw text editor (like Notepad) and fill in the required settings
  5. Upload the unzipped files to your domain public_html or www folder
  6. Create a new database (see Configuration – you can also use an existing one)
  7. Point your browser to http://yoursite.com/admin/
More information, please read the clean instruction from YOURLS developer at: http://yourls.org
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