What is a URL?
The uniform resource locator is shortly called URL. It is a unique identifier and web address that we use to find any resources from the Internet. URLs are a combination of few parts, like protocol, domain name, Port name, Path, Query, Parameters, Fragment, etc.
What is a URL shortener?
URL Shortener is an engine that can significantly shorten the length of a large URL. And the large URL is shortened into a small URL by keeping the original value (resource location). When you click the short URL, it automatically forwarded to the destination URL. This short URL has no impact on your original URL. Shortly, we can say it’s one kind of compressor.
Example of a long URL: https://www.google.com/search?q=li-nk.us&rlz=1C1SQJL_enBD950BD950&tbas=0&source=lnt&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiO1M-v2sbzAhVP7XMBHUcoDyUQpwV6BAgBECk&biw=1366&bih=625&dpr=1
Example of a short URL: https://li-nk.us/hQhZe
The full process of this URL shorting is bellow :
Step-1: Copy a long URL to which URL you want to short link.
Step-2: Go to Li-nk.us – and paste the URL in shorten box then click “Shorten”.
Step-3: This is your URL short link. Copy and now used it anywhere.
Step-4: For test the link paste in the search box, and press enter.
Why did we use a short URL?
Every day we click thousands of URLs and most if the URL is long. And the main reason for long URLs is software engineers set URL patterns to represent short information on the subject. Like, data hierarchies, command structures, transaction paths, or post information. Following all these patterns, sometimes URLs contain more than hundreds of long and complex characters. Such URLs are difficult to read, type, or distribute. As a result, long URLs must be copied and pasted for reliability. But when we use this link in a professional place, it will look very embarrassing. So we can easily use short links in these places.
Sometimes, we used a short link to hide a meaningful link from a quick view.
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