Setup my own private URL shortener service

By | May 7, 2010 at 9:43 pm | 2 comments | General | Tags: ,

Been looking into this for a while now, and I have finally got round to it.

Firstly, a big hat tip to @JoannaButler for sending me some awesome information, and to @DanielHoggan for some help brainstorming for a domain.

Secondly, I am currently using YOURLS, a PHP script that auto-manages your .htaccess files and all the nitty gritty stuff that enables a short URL to be used.

And with this was born 😀

I’ll follow up this post with more info and step-by-step guides on how I got it all working.

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Kev Strong

Kev Strong is an online marketing consultant at Newcastle Upon Tyne based digital marketing agency, Mediaworks. A lover of all things search and an ex-web developer, Kev Strong (a.k.a Goosh) is a specialist in advanced search engine optimisation.


  1. Carly (12 years ago)

    Oh, boo. The domain has gone 🙁

    • Goosh (12 years ago)

      nooes 🙁