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Kutt is a modern URL shortener which lets you set custom domains for your shortened URLs, manage your links and view the click rate statistics.

Contributions and bug reports are welcome.

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Key Features

  • Free and open source.
  • Setting custom domain.
  • Using custom URLs for shortened links
  • Setting password for links.
  • Private statistics for shortened URLs.
  • View and manage your links.
  • Provided API.


  • Node (Web server)
  • Express (Web server framework)
  • Passport (Authentication)
  • React (UI library)
  • Next (Universal/server-side rendered React)
  • Redux (State management)
  • styled-components (CSS styling solution library)
  • Recharts (Chart library)
  • Neo4j (Graph database)


You need to have Node.js and Neo4j installed on your system.

  1. Clone this repository or download zip.
  2. Copy config.example.js to config.js in both server and client folders and fill them properly.
  3. Install dependencies: npm install.
  4. Start Neo4j database.
  5. Run for development: npm run dev.
  6. Run for production: npm run build then npm start.

Docker: You can use Docker to run the app. Read docker-examples for more info.


In additional to the website, you can use these APIs to create, delete and get URLs.


  createdAt {string} ISO timestamp of when the URL was created
  id {string} Unique ID of the URL
  target {string} Where the URL will redirect to
  password {boolean} Whether or not a password is required
  count {number} The amount of visits to this URL
  shortUrl {string} The shortened link (Usually

In order to use these APIs you need to generate an API key from settings. Do not ever put this key in the client side of your app or anywhere that is exposed to others.

All API requests and responses are in JSON format.

Include the API key as X-API-Key in the header of all below requests. Available API URLs with body parameters:

Get shortened URLs list:

GET /api/url/geturls


  list {Array<URL>} List of URL objects
  countAll {number} Amount of items in the list

Submit a link to be shortened:

POST /api/url/submit


  • target: Original long URL to be shortened.

Returns: URL object

Delete a shortened URL and Get stats for a shortened URL:

POST /api/url/deleteurl
GET /api/url/stats

Body (or query for GET request)

  • id: ID of the shortened URL.
  • domain (optional): Required if a custom domain is used for short URL.


Pull requests are welcome. You'll probably find lots of improvements to be made.

Open issues for feedback, needed features, reporting bugs or discussing ideas.

Special thanks to Thomas and Muthu. Logo design by Muthu