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SURLS: Simple URL Shortener

SURLS is a simple URL shortener written in PHP based on Apache RewriteRule Directive

Key Features

  • Portable and doesn't need database to run
  • Don't need any additional configuration.

Requirements

Apache with mod_rewrite enabled.

Installation

  • Copy surls.php and .htaccess into your website home directory.
  • Open surls.php with a text editor and change the default username/password.
  • Visit example.com/surls.php to use it.

FAQ

I want to try it before installing

What is the URL of aliases created by it?

They can be accessed either of these ways:

  1. example.com/%alias%
  2. example.com/surls/%alias%
  3. example.com/surls.php?alias=%alias%

Instead of a simple redirect, I want to execute a custom function and optionally redirect

  • Create surls_functions.php in the same directory which contains surls.php
  • Add your function into it
  • Make sure to create a dummy alias with the same name that you want to be processed by the function
  • You can also download surls_functions.php for a template.

I want some basic tracking too!

  • Create a bit.ly aliases for your favorite URL
  • Make SURLS alias points to biy.ly link instead of the original URL

The redirect flow will be like example.com/alias -> bit.ly/abc -> example.com

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