This is an (example) configuration for a nginx url-shortener. It is very small, simple and probably fast.
Note: If you just wanna play around with it, take a look at OpenResty which includes all needed modules out of the box.
Once you have nginx and the needed plugins installed you can either start nginx up with the the configuration in this repository or you can copy the 'server'-section into your own nginx.conf.
You also need to setup a database in your PostgreSQL-server and create a table called "links". Use the config/db.sql file to do it for you. After you are done adjust the settings to your environment in the nginx configuration.
You can shorten URLs with a POST-request:
curl -X POST http://sebas.dev/add?url=http://bastilian.me
This will give you JSON-response back with the generated 5 character UID:
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