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Updated on: 2021-11-23

Posted on: 2021-11-23

Package: Custom PHP URL Shortener using PDO

URL shorteners are helpful to allow the users to create shorter versions of a given URL that are easier to type.

Usually, URL shorter components use a database to store the long and faster versions of a URL.

This class uses the PHP PDO extension to access a database that stores the short URL information. This possibility allows developers to use many types of SQL-based databases to benefit from this component.




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About the Custom PHP URL Shortener using PDO Package

The package Custom PHP URL Shortener using PDO is one of the few PHP packages that was considered notable recently because it does something that is worth paying attention.

The basic purpose is: Create and expand short URLs in a custom domain

Here follows in more detail what it does:

This class can create and expand short URLs in a custom domain.

It can take a given URL as a parameter and store that URL and a short URL code in a database accessed using PDO.

The class takes a previously initialized PDO object to work with MySQL and other databases supported by PDO.

The class can return the short URL code as part of a short URL of a page that a PHP can serve from a custom domain.

When the user browser accesses the short URL page, the class can return the original long URL, so a script that uses the type can redirect the user browser to the original long URL page.

The class can also track the number of hits the short URL gets by the visitors.

Conclusion

The Custom PHP URL Shortener using PDO can be downloaded from download page or be installed using the PHP Composer tool following instructions in the Composer install instructions page.

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