shorturl VS YOURLS

Compare shorturl vs YOURLS and see what are their differences.


Self hosted web app for shortening urls (URL shortener) (by prologic)
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shorturl YOURLS
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79 7,554
- 1.8%
3.9 7.9
6 months ago 6 days ago
GNU General Public License v3.0 or later MIT License
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Posts with mentions or reviews of shorturl. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects.

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Tracking mentions began in Dec 2020.


Posts with mentions or reviews of YOURLS. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-08-13.
  • YOURLs 1.8.2 Subdirectory Setup | 2021-10-07
    Today I installed 1.8.2 and it doesn't work. I did some research and came upon this article: Using this method I'm getting short URLs that include the subdirectory in them and whenever I go to one (even an older one that existed before the upgrade) I get a 404 error. Does anyone have any experience with this in 1.8.2 and/or can help me troubleshoot?
  • Thoughts on Including links in resume? | 2021-09-26
  • Best link shortner
    yourls is great and has a lot of plugins, plus an API
  • I made yet another self-hosted URL shortener! [Blink] [no but really, there's reasons for there to be yet another URL shortener, hear me out]
    How does blink compare to other free software URL shorteners such as YOURLS?
  • URL Redirection - the leader, more advanced
  • it is time to confess, brothers
    Your get and selfhost.
  • Does anything exist to track sidebar click/engagement details?
    The only way I have been able to track these sorts of things is using something like yourls. It is an open source (free) URL shortner that will track clicks and a few other items.
  • Link shorteners: why you shouldn't use them | 2021-06-10
    I run my own using [YOURLS]( It addresses the issues brought up in the article:

    - Control your links

  • Question: What is the recommended URL-Shortener selfhosted software?
    I’ve been using for years and works pretty well.
  • Help! YOURLS short URLs redirect to Admin login | 2021-03-24
    That's a deprecated .htaccess. See

What are some alternatives?

When comparing shorturl and YOURLS you can also consider the following projects: - Free Modern URL Shortener.

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

Shlink - The definitive self-hosted URL shortener

url-shortener - Shitty url shortener, emoji powered. 🌍✌🏼

Yourls-Swap-Short-Url - Swap out the shorturls created by yourls if you want to point them somewhere else.

Lstu - Lightweight URL shortener. Read-only mirror of

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.

Purl - Purl (Petite URL) is an open source project with the goal of providing you with your own private URL shortener!

Simply Shorten

Simple-URL-Shortener - url shortener written in php (with MySQL or SQLite) with history by users