URL shortening is a technique on the WWW in which a URL may be made substantially shorter and still direct to the required page. This is achieved by using a redirect which links to the web page that has a long URL. For example, the URL "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/URL_shortening" can be shortened to "https://hex.ovh/u4ejn". Often the redirect domain name is shorter than the original one. A friendly URL may be desired for messaging technologies that limit the number of characters in a message (for example SMS), for reducing the amount of typing required if the reader is copying a URL from a print source, for making it easier for a person to remember, or for the intention of a permalink.
The current service is powered by YOURLS URL shortener augmented by Sleeky theme. The original sources were modfied in order to provide improved security.
YOURLS is released under MIT license.
Sleeky is released under MIT license.
The service is hosted and supported by Devhex Ltd.