How to Create a URL Shortener website

Are you looking to build your own URL Shortener website, but you don’t have any coding knowledge? Then you might look at this tutorial about How to Create a URL Shortener website, where we are going to show you How to Make a premium looking URL Shortener Website in a few minutes without any coding knowledge or skills.

How to Create URL Shortener website

To make this website, we are going to use BeLink – Ultimate URL Shortener PHP Script, which has a cleanest modern looking design with high-quality code, and comes with the unmatched feature set. But, if you want more URL Shortener PHP Script options, then we recommend you to check our post about Top 5 Ready to Install URL Shortener PHP Scripts 2020.

Requirements

Server Requirements Files included 
PHP 7.2.5+ PHP
PDO Extension CSS
php_fileinfo Extension JavaScript JS
MySQL Database HTML

Installation

Download the latest version of BeLink Script from here.

Upload BeLink script to Server

1. Login to your cPanel and click on the File Manager.

2. Now go to the public_html folder and upload the website.zip (Note: If you are using more than one domain, then select the public_html/domain name folder where you want to install the script.)

3. After uploading, extract the website.zip

Create a new Database and User

1. Go to cPanel and click on the MySQL Database Wizard.

2. Now create a New Database.

3. Now create New User Database.

4. Click on All Privileges and Save. Now you have successfully created a Database and User.

Installation Wizard

1. Open your Site URL and follow the Installation Wizard.

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2. After clicking on CONTINUE, you will proceed to the Requirements Tab and make sure you have all the server requirements.

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3. Then click on CONTINUE, and you will proceed to the Filesystem tab. Make sure all the files are in the correct path.

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4. Now click on CONTINUE, and you will proceed to the Database tab. Now fill all the database details you created before.

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5. Now create an Admin Account and click on CONTINUE.

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6. Now click on INSTALL to start the Installation Process.

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7. Now you will see “Installation has been successfully completed” message. Then click on the Admin URL and log in with your Admin Account to access the Administration Area.

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Admin Area

BeLink provides a powerful admin panel, where you can manage all your website features.

Analytics

BeLink Analytics has a Google Analytics integration right into the admin area, which allows you to view all your site performance and data in one place.

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Appearance

To configure your site appearance, go to Admin Area » Appearance Editor.

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Homepage

Go to Appearance » Homepage, where you can customize the header title & image, footer title & image, Action Buttons, Primary & Secondary features, and more.

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General

To change Logo, Favicon, Site Name & Site Description, navigate to Appearance » General.

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Themes

To customize Theme Options, navigate to Appearance » Themes.

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Menus

Navigate to Appearance » Menus, for customizing menus.

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Custom Code

Navigate to Appearance » Custom Code, for adding custom CSS, HTML & JavaScript.

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Seo Settings

To configure Seo Setting, navigate to Appearance » Seo Settings.

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Settings
General

For configuring general site settings, navigate to Admin Area » Settings » General.

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Links

To Configure various link behaviour across the site, go to Settings » Links.

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Billing

Navigate to Settings » Billing, to Setup Billing and Invoices.

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Localization

For configuring Timezone & Site Language, navigate to Settings » Localization.

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Authentication

Go to Settings » Authentication, for configuring registration, social login, and 3rd party integrations.

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Uploading

Navigate to Settings » Uploading, to configure files size and type.

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Mail

Go to Settings » Mail to manage all incoming & outgoing email handlers, email credentials, and more.

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Cache

Go to Settings » Cache, for configuring cache time, method, and 3rd party integrations.

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Analytics

To setup google analytics, navigate to Settings » Analytics.

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Logging

To Setup Sentry integration, navigate to Settings » Logging.

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Queue

Navigate to Settings » Queue, to manage Active queue method and 3rd party API keys.

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Recaptcha

Navigate to Settings » Recaptcha, where you can configure Google Recaptcha integration and credentials.

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GDPR

For configuring EU GDPR settings, navigate to Settings » GDPR.

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Plans

Navigate to Admin Area » Plans, where you can Manage Plans and Add New Plans.

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Subscriptions

Go to Admin Area » Subscriptions, where you can manage or create new subscriptions for users.

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Links

To Manage or Add New Links, navigate to Admin Area » Links.

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Link Groups

To Manage or Add New Link Groups, navigate to Admin Area » Link Groups.

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Link Overlays

Navigate to Admin Area » Link Overlays, to manage or add new Link Overlays.

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Tracking Pixels

Navigate to Admin Area » Tracking Pixels, where you can manage or add new Tracking Pixels.

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Custom Domains

To manage or add new Custom Domains, navigate to Admin Area » Custom Domains.

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Users

For managing users, navigate to Admin Area » Users.

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Roles

Navigate to Admin Area » Roles, where you can create and manage roles for users.

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Pages

Navigate to Admin Area » Pages, where you can manage and add a new page.

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Tags

Navigate to Admin Area » Tags, where you can create and manage tags.

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Files

Navigate to Admin Area » Files, where you can manage all your website files.

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Translations

To create new languages & translations, navigate to Admin Area » Translations.

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Mail Templates

Navigate to Admin Area » Translations, where you can create Mail Templates.

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Ads

Navigate to Admin Area » Ads, where you can manage all your website ads.

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Now your own URL Shortener Website is ready to launch. Also, if you have any questions or suggestions, please let us know by commenting below.

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