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Class: URL Shortener
Create and expand short URLs in a MySQL database
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Date: 10 years ago
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----------------------------------------- INSTALLATION ----------------------------------------- - First, create a new MYSQL database. (e.g. 'linkdb') - Second, create database table using the following SQL statement: CREATE TABLE shortLinks ( id int(11) UNSIGNED NOT NULL auto_increment, ulid varchar(15) NOT NULL default '', longLink varchar(255) NOT NULL default '', PRIMARY KEY(id), UNIQUE(ulid), KEY(longLink) ) TYPE=MyISAM COMMENT='Link Table' CHARSET=utf8 COLLATE=utf8_bin; - Third, open UrlShortener.php class file and enter your details to following private properties. private $dbHost = 'localhost'; private $dbUser = 'db_user'; private $dbPassword = 'db_password'; private $dbName = 'linkdb'; private $dbTable = 'shortLinks'; private $baseUrl = 'http://localhost'; //shouldn't end with / ----------------------------------------- CLASS USAGE ----------------------------------------- 1) To get a long link from the database, you need to specify link_id to getLongUrl() function. Example: $link_id = 'z'; $urlShortener = new UrlShortener(); $long_url = $urlShortener->getLongUrl($link_id); 2) To create short link, you need to specify long_link to getShortUrl() function. Example: $long_link = ''; $urlShortener = new UrlShortener(); $short_link = $urlShortener->getShortUrl($long_link); 3) To get only the link_id, you need to call getUrlId() function with long_link parameter. Example: $long_link = ''; $urlShortener = new UrlShortener(); $url_id = $urlShortener->getUrlId($long_link); ----------------------------------------- SAMPLE SCRIPT ----------------------------------------- Sample script contains following files: index.php link.php class/UrlShortener.php .htaccess