News Feed
Sections




News Archive
Looking for more information on how to do PHP the right way? Check out PHP: The Right Way

NETTUTS.com:
Run Your Own TinyURL Service With Phurl
January 16, 2009 @ 15:31:59

In this recent tutorial from the NETTUTS.com website they show how you can create your own URL shortening service (think tinyurl or tr.im) with the help of the Phurl PHP application.

URL shortening services are a must if microblogging services like Twitter are to work. In 140 characters, you don't want the URL you're linking to eating up 100 of them. Or worse, it might not even fit. Enter TinyURL, and a bunch of other services that give you a shorter custom URL pointing to the target site. But why not roll your own, using Phurl? Let's do it!

The tutorial walks you through the installation (quick and easy thanks to a graphical installer) and some usage examples (with screenshots). A few other things - like branding and allowing multiple URLs - are suggested as future enhancements.

0 comments voice your opinion now!
tinyurl service phurl tutorial shorten url


blog comments powered by Disqus

Similar Posts

Solar Blog: Authentication using MySQL

Benjamin Eberlei's Blog: Trying a Two Step PEAR/PHAR approach to develop and deploy

PHPit.net: Image manipulation with PHP & the GD library (Part 1)

Richard Thomas' Blog: Solar Framework Shorts - Using Multiple auth adapters

PHPit.net: Having fun with PHP\'s output buffer


Community Events





Don't see your event here?
Let us know!


api community series list framework opinion zendserver language podcast introduction release interview update install tips deployment package laravel library symfony

All content copyright, 2014 PHPDeveloper.org :: info@phpdeveloper.org - Powered by the Solar PHP Framework