Best Open Source URL Shortener

Best open source URL shortener. Create your own URL using these open source URL shortener applications. These are the best URL shortener {2017}, if we consider open-source in mind.

Lessn More

– https://lessnmore.net/
– https://github.com/alanhogan/lessnmore

URL shortener with stats and custom urls, a fork of Shaun Inman’s Lessn. IT is built in PHP and comes with many helpful features that makes it a great URL shortener. It has the ability to use custom short URLs (slugs) and a bookmarklet that even supports custom short URLs. It comes with an API and different auto-shorten modes. For an optimum experience, the Lessn More app has the ability to avoid lookalike characters, and an optional “banned word list” to prevent auto-generating offensive URLs. Multiple slugs can also be used. The software is compatible with MySQL, Postgres, and SQLite

Polr

– https://polrproject.org/
– https://github.com/cydrobolt/polr

Polr is a quick, modern, and open-source link shortener. It allows you to host your own URL shortener, to brand your URLs, and to gain control over your data. The application is written in PHP and powered by the Lumen microframework. It uses Blade templating with MVC architecture and Eloquent ORM (MySQL, PostgreSQL, or SQLite). Polr comes with a modern and simple interface to manage your links and control your instance. Users can customise their instance’s shortening permissions, redirects, or even its theme. It has a robust Semantic REST API for integration with other services. It can be used to assign new API keys to users automatically, or generate them manually. Not only this, you can create new links or look up existing links without modifying your breaking your existing code.

Yourls

– https://yourls.org/
– https://github.com/YOURLS/YOURLS/blob/master/LICENSE.md

YOURLS stands for Your Own URL Shortener. It is a small set of PHP scripts that will allow you to run your own URL shortening service (a la TinyURL or bitly). Running your own URL shortener is fun, geeky and useful: you own your data and don’t depend on third party services. It’s also a great way to add branding to your short URLs, instead of using the same public URL shortener everyone uses. The application supports sequential or custom URL keyword with handy bookmarklets to easily shorten and share links. For any URL it shows awesome stats: historical click reports, referrers tracking, visitors geo-location.

RubyURL

– http://rubyurl.com/
– http://rubyurl.net/
– https://github.com/robbyrussell/rubyurl

The most favorite URL-shortening service in all of Ruby land. RubyURL is a URL shortening service, a web service that provides short aliases for the redirection of long URLs. RubyURL was created as a free service to make posting long URLs easier, and may only be used for actual URLs. Using it for spamming or illegal purposes is forbidden and any such use will result in the RubyURL being disabled and reported to all ISPs involved and to the proper governmental agencies. This service is provided without warranty of any kind. Users can set a password to protect your links from unauthorized access. If you want to redirect visitors to specialized pages and increase your conversion, Geotarget your links.

You have also riak-url-shortener, a sample Riak + Ruby app, written with Sinatra and riak-client.
https://github.com/seancribbs/riak-url-shortener

Best Open Source URL Shortener originally posted on Source Digit – Latest Technology, Gadgets & Gizmos.

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