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Do you need to host a site to use link shortening with bitly?

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by Bezel, Mar 8, 2013.

  1. Bezel

    Bezel Newbie

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    So I just read this article article about making your own link shortener.

    And it mentions that you need a domain to connect to bit.ly to make your own link shortener, but it doesn't say anything about hosting. Is it necessary to host as well? I'm a complete noob btw. Any help is appreciated, thanks!
     
  2. pcmoseley

    pcmoseley Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Yes you will need your own domain and hosting to setup your own url shortener website. There are a few good free open source scripts for this
     
  3. Bezel

    Bezel Newbie

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    Ah I see, even though you're using bit.ly?
    Thanks for the reply btw.
    Are there any tutorials for this kind of thing?