Do you guys remember my old article :
In that article I discussed about building your own URL Shortener with jsonstore.io as database which can be even hosted on any Static Site Hosting Service even in GitHub/GitLab Pages.
Actually before writing that article I built an URL Shortener called FossURL and the article includes minimal code chunks to build bare-bones of your own URL Shortener.
Your Own Url Shortner Without any fancy server side processing and support for custom url , which can even be hosted on GitHub Pages
What is Fossurl
Fossurl is an simple URL Shortener Which Can Be Hosted For Free in Github/Gitlab Pages or in Static Site Hosting Service and It doesn't need you to buy any server!
Implementing a Simple URL Shortner which can be used without need of any hardcore server side processing and can be hosted on Static Site Hostings such as GitHub/Gitlab Pages
- Database : jsonconnect.com (Previously , jsonstore was used but several downtimes forced me to switch to jsonbox.io, then to jsonconnect as jsonbox went offline)
- It's fast
- It doesn't require any hosting server
- You can use it just by forking the repo and running a script
Where is my data stored?
The connection between your shorten URL and the long one is…
Even the project was trending on Product Hunt. After these incidents I got few contributors and many improvements was done!😊 Thanks To The All Contributors❤
Actually The goal was to build a simple URL Shortener which can be hosted with GitHub Pages and doesn't need any costly server to host it, I knew it was not gonna be Super Secure because everything was done in client side.
Ah Actually There was No Inspiration 😂 , I was looking for a free URL Shortener with support for custom domain, at last I found some services but found that those had some limitations such as limited link creation per day, limited clicks and so on!
So , I decided I'll build my own URL Shortener! And now you can see the result!❤
I could have built that with Node , Python or PHP but I wanted something different but also simple.
- Super Turbo Nitro Fascinating Amazing Dazzling Fast 😉
- Most Secure URL Shortener of the universe 😉
- Improved Speed
- New UI inspired by dev.to
- Removed All 3rd-party libraries
So, I guess that's enough for today, feel free to contribute to FossURL , It'll be so kind of you ❤
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