Run Your Own URL Shortener With YOURLS
Running your own URL shortener, will ensure you're in control of your own data, plus it gives you the opportunity to brand the links that you share via social media (tskmg.co for example).
YOURLS is a small set of free PHP scripts that will allow you to run your own URL shortening service similar to Bit.ly. You can choose for it to be private or public (where anyone can create links.)
The script is easy to install - and unless you're planning to create a service as popular as Bit.ly, it will run fine on any shared hosting (for example it will work perfectly on Hostgator.)
It includes a stats dashboard that will give you an overview of how much traffic your shortened link is receiving as well as where the traffic is coming from.Back…