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Self-Hosted bit.ly Alternatives

bit.ly is not available as a self-hosted solution but there are plenty of alternatives for power users and business that want to host a solution on-premise. The best Self-Hosted alternative is Polr, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to bit.ly and many of them are available as a self-hosted solution so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Self-Hosted alternatives to bit.ly are YOURLS, Shlink, Lstu and MagLit.

bit.ly alternatives are mainly URL Shorteners but may also be QR Code Generators. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of bit.ly.
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  1. Polr icon

    Polr

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted
    • Apache HTTP Server
    • PHP

    Like everything else here, Polr is an open source and self-hostable web application. It's a fast and simple URL shortener with a robust API for using with command line applications.

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    Most users think Polr is a great alternative to bit.ly.

    Open source, clean, and easy to use.

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    needs installation. not a web app

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    There is no tracking for the links Like Track the total of clicks or statistics.

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  2. YOURLS icon

    YOURLS

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted
    • Cloudron

    YOURLS is a set of PHP script that will allow you to run your own URL shortener, a la TinyURL/bit.ly

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    Almost everyone thinks YOURLS is a great alternative to bit.ly.


  3. Shlink icon

    Shlink

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Self-Hosted

    A self-hosted and PHP-based URL shortener application with CLI and REST interfaces

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  4. Lstu icon

    Lstu

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted
    • Perl

    Let's Shorten That Url ! Lstu is an url shortener. Use instance like https://lstu.fr/, http://huit.re/ , https://frama.link/ or other, or install your own instance. You can personalize your short url.

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  5. MagLit icon

    MagLit

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted

    MagLit is an encrypted and privacy respecting Link Shortener service that supports not only your regular website links but also Magnet Links which are extensively used to download and share torrents.

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  6. tinu.be icon

    tinu.be

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted

    tinu.be is a open-source url shortener and QR Code generator with all main features totally free and open for community.

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  7. UrlHum icon

    UrlHum

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Self-Hosted

    UrlHum provides advanced analytics data without ruining users experience and keeping their Privacy safe.

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    haha.se

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)

    A short and clean link shortener that generates three TLD shortlinks from haha.se, cya.se and pwn.se.

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    Lessn More

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted

    Lessn More is a fork of Lessn with support for more types of short URLs than Lessn supported; stats; and other enhancements.

    Ready to share a shortened link (this is actually a redirection to lessnmore.net)
  10. Wurlie icon

    Wurlie

    • Linux
    • Self-Hosted
    • PHP

    Create your own Short Url Site now. The Wurlie PHP script comes with 100% source code, support and free updates.

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