Shorty Alternatives

    Shorty is described as 'simple tool for creating shorter, human- readable links from long URLs. You install Shorty on your server, so the links you create with it never go away. You can also manage your links and see how often people click on them'. There are four alternatives to Shorty, not only websites but also apps for a variety of platforms, including Self-Hosted solutions, Windows, Cloudron and Linux. The best alternative is YOURLS, which is both free and Open Source. Other great sites and apps similar to Shorty are Lessn More (Free, Open Source), Lessn (Free, Open Source) and lilURL (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Nov 27, 2014

      • 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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      • 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.


      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      Lessn is an extremely simple, personal url shortener written in PHP with MySQL and mod_rewrite.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      lilURL is a simple PHP/MySQL script for generating lil? URLs. It's similar to TinyURL, Shorl, MakeAShorterLink, etc, but you can run it on your own server ((which is, yeah, pretty much the same thing as TightURL, but that didn't exist when I wrote lilURL)).

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      Last release is from 2005-04-25

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