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Personal URL shortener for personal domains.

Project description

purls.py

Personal URL Shortener.

Today, we can use bit.ly or goo.gl or any of the other publicly available URL shorteners out there, but doing so limits us in the shortURLs we can choose, because the namespace is crowded with every other user.

With the abundance of new TLDs, it is once again possible for an individual to register a short personal domain relatively cheaply. With that domain in hand, purls.py allows one to quickly and easily host one’s own URL shortener with minimal dependencies and almost no setup.

Usage

purls.py runs on port 8880 by default, so if one is running Apache primarily, the following two lines of configuration in the Apache configuration file are sufficient to redirect the prefix /u/ to purls.py:

ProxyPass /u/ http://localhost:8880/
ProxyPassReverse /u/ http://localhost:8880/

The simplest invocation of purls.py requires only the domain prefix of the shortened URL’s to be passed. For example, if my domain prefix is https://hq6.me/u/, I can invoke purls as follows:

python purls.py https://hq6.me/u/

Installation

This software is only compatible with Python 2, so installation must be done with one of the following commands:

pip2 install purls
pip2.7 install purls

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