YOURLS stands for Your Own URL Shortener

YOURLS stands for Your Own URL Shortener

YOURLS: Your Own URL Shortener
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What is YOURLS
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.

YOURLS Features
Free and Open Source software.
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
Full jsonp support
Friendly installer
Sample files to create your own public interface and more
Main admin dashboard

Stats for each short URL

See a live example of YOURLS stats on

Download YOURLS from Github

You can follow YOURLS’ development on the commit history and get current development build

YOURLS is made by awesome people.

Keep up to date: follow @yourls, @ozh (lead developer)and read the official YOURLS Blog

Note: this whole site is the actual readme file included with YOURLS. Neat huh?

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