Lstu VS Shlink

Compare Lstu vs Shlink and see what are their differences.


Lightweight URL shortener. Read-only mirror of (by ldidry)


The definitive self-hosted URL shortener (by shlinkio)
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Lstu Shlink
0 9
166 1,112
- 8.0%
1.4 9.3
4 months ago 7 days ago
Perl PHP
Do What The F*ck You Want To Public License MIT License
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Tracking mentions began in Dec 2020.


Posts with mentions or reviews of Shlink. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-12-23.
  • I'm going to be moving to truenas scale soon, any recommendations? Or any better Nas operating system?
    4 projects | | 23 Dec 2021
    I have been using Truenas Core/FreeNAS since mid 2019 for mass storage of my 30 TB of photos and mostly videos (I make videos for clients and keep all data from previous projects (many of them a few hundred GB to 2 TB of 4K ProRes RAW video)) as well as numerous jails (similar to Docker containers but FreeBSD) in which I run Nextcloud, Shlink, a [matrix] server (Synapse), a dovecot/postfix mailserver, my website, a Minecraft server and some webapps I programmed myself and I am generally very happy with it. I recently bought 4 16 TB hard drives which I am now running in raidz (i. e. one drive is allowed to fail without any data loss) to which I am currently migrating my data. When thatโ€™s done I will destroy the 6x 8 TB raidz2 single vdev pool, create a new pool with a 7x 8 TB raidz vdev, back up all of my data to it and give it to a friend as an off site backup. Once thatโ€™s done I will switch to TrueNAS Scale, mostly because of Linux and Docker/Kubernetes as well as maybe in the future GPU passthrough to offload Blender 3D rendering or photogrammetry from my MacBook to the server.
  • Tool For URL Collections
    4 projects | | 12 Dec 2021
    Just found, looks pretty promising. It's not made for the purpose of collecting URLs, but that's fine. It supports tags and a description which is more than enough :)
  • Heard you guys look good-looking dashboard, so here's one! (DETAILS IN COMMENTS)
    20 projects | | 14 Nov 2021
    The link for the Github Page is here: Applications:About Me: An about me page, well, about me (duh)Cockpit: A server monitoring tool ( An DNS-based adblocking monster ( Home VPN with a Web GUI ( A place to store my files ( Chat: The way I use to talk to international friends (imagine having those) ( A way to monitor all my 29 RAM-eating dockers ( A download manager with a Web GUI ( Pastebin, but more private (Ya see what I did there? Its bad? Oh.) ( Server: VS-Code, but in a browser ( Lookup any phone number (because scammers made me) ( Reverse Proxy Manager with a Web GUI ( without the ADs ( A link shortener ( 1.17 Paper Minecraft Server Control Panel with a Web GUI ( A self-hosted search engine (IT REALLY GIVES THE SAME EXACT RESULTS THAT GOOGLE GIVES, LIKE IN ORDER) ( A way to view my totally not pirated movies (totally, who would dare to pirate) ( Way to manage plex ( Youtube-DL with a Web GUI ( A way to add way more smart devices to the Apple Home app ( A print server (who needs a new wireless printer, when you can make your own?) ( My life saver who has been then from the beginning, ahem, I mean a password manager ( Kuma: A way to check if any of my services go down (and a way to get mass pinged at 12AM, since I update all my dockers at 12AM) ( Totally not my router page (I hate FiOS too, dw) (
  • Self-hosted website Link manager
    4 projects | | 12 Oct 2021
  • Best subdomain for url shortener?
    1 project | | 11 Sep 2021
    I have a classic name and surname .com domain and I need to use a url shortener like Shlink on a subdomain.
  • Question: What is the recommended URL-Shortener selfhosted software?
    2 projects | | 29 Apr 2021
    I find very effective.
  • The typical new question of people starting selfhosting :)
    20 projects | | 7 Mar 2021
    Link Shortener - | | |
  • Looking for a self hosted link sharer/link shortener
    2 projects | | 26 Feb 2021
    I'm using Shlink and it doesn't require authentication. I've tried Yourls but I found the interface a little dated and wanted something more modern looking.
  • Self hosted URL shortener with conversion tracking?
    3 projects | | 23 Feb 2021

What are some alternatives?

When comparing Lstu and Shlink you can also consider the following projects:

YOURLS - ๐Ÿ”— Your Own URL Shortener - Free Modern URL Shortener.

Polr - :aerial_tramway: A modern, powerful, and robust URL shortener

url-shortener - Shitty url shortener, emoji powered. ๐ŸŒโœŒ๐Ÿผ

Statping - Status Page for monitoring your websites and applications with beautiful graphs, analytics, and plugins. Run on any type of environment.

speedtest - Self-hosted Speedtest for HTML5 and more. Easy setup, examples, configurable, mobile friendly. Supports PHP, Node, Multiple servers, and more

Link-shortener-bot - Host your own link shortener that works with a bot. Just send the link to a bot and it'll take care of the rest for you.

schort - schort is a tiny link shortener written in python3 and flask

Suri - Your own link shortener that's easily deployed as a static site (for free)