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Building an special software for a client I realize I need a way to transform a numeric ID into short alphanumeric case sensitive ID, after looking into the web I found a great script that accomplish that purpose, I know YouTube and many other services for URL Shortening use this technique so then I ask myself "it wouldn't be great if anyone can have a personal URL Shortener in their site?" and in just 4 hours I make a little clone of a very famous URL Shortener service. It's not a perfect clone, but works great.

I have done most of the end-user side (front-end) but I didn't make any admin side (back-end), so if you want to contribute and make a good admin to see statics or add more functionality like an admin panel to add, modify, remove anything and block IPs you are welcome, I just don't have the time right now and I use a SQL GUI for this purpose.

If you want this software first you need a server that runs:

Then you can follow these instructions:


Help improving this software, right now Iím using Google Code to host this project so you can join anytime. http://code.google.com/p/php-url-shortener/


Copyright (C) 2009 Rodrigo J. Polo

This program is free software: you can redistribute it and /or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or any later version.

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