What is YOURLS

YOURLS stands for Your Own URL Shortener. It is a small set of PHP scripts that will allow you to run your own URL shortening service (a la TinyURL or Bitly).

Running your own URL shortener is fun, geeky and useful: you own your data and don't depend on third-party services. It's also a great way to add branding to your short URLs, instead of using the same public URL shortener everyone uses.

YOURLS Features

  • Free and open-source software,
  • Private (your links only) or Public (everybody can create short links, fine for an intranet),
  • Terrific Plugin architecture and dozens of plugins to easily implement new features,
  • Handy bookmarklets to easily shorten and share links,
  • Awesome stats: historical click reports, referrers tracking, visitors geo-location,
  • Developer API to integrate YOURLS into other applications,
  • Friendly installer,
  • Sample files to create your own public interface and more !


Main admin dashboard

Stats for each short URL


Download YOURLS from GitHub and see see the Install guide


YOURLS is made by awesome people.

Keep up to date: read the official YOURLS Blog.