YOURLS: Your Own URL Shortener


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)
  • Sequential or custom URL keyword
  • Handy bookmarklets to easily shorten and share links
  • Awesome stats: historical click reports, referrers tracking, visitors geo-location
  • Neat Ajaxed interface
  • Terrific Plugin architecture to easily implement new features
  • Cool developer API
  • Full jsonp support
  • Friendly installer
  • Sample files to create your own public interface and more


Main admin dashboard

Stats for each short URL

See a live example of YOURLS stats on


Download YOURLS from Github

You can follow YOURLS' development on the commit history and get current development build


YOURLS is made by awesome people.

Keep up to date: follow @yourls, @ozh (lead developper)and read the official YOURLS Blog