URLite (pronounced You Are Lite) is a web-based interface for shortening URLs for easy sharing on social networks such as Facebook and Twitter and for the beautification of links.
This tool is very similar to TinyURL and Bitly, with the main difference being that it allows you to shorten URLs with your own domain names, allowing you to create personalized, branded links without a monthly cost.
Another benefit of URLite is that you can share a short URL which is authorized by you - giving a higher level of trust to the links your share and making it more likely that people will click them. The problem with common URL shortening websites is that they don't perform any security checks on the entered URLs and are used widely - creating a level of distrust since people don't know the exact destination's URLs.
Online demo: http://www.binpress.com/app/demo/app/375
With URLite, your shortened URLs will be trusted by the community around you.
URLite version 1.2 currently supports:
- Firefox, Chrome and Internet Explorer
- Quick and sweet URL shortening tool
- Quick viewing statistics of your shortened URLs
- Password protection to avoid outside use
- 301 permanent redirecting (SEO friendly)
- Database or file-based implementation
URLite v1.2 comes with 2 different packages - one is database based and the other file-based - for use depending on your environment and needs.