How To Set Up A Custom URL Shortener (In Just 15 Minutes!

How To Set Up A Custom URL Shortener (In Just 15 Minutes!

03.Oct.2021

How would you like to set up a branded URL shortener in less than fifteen minutes? That's right, by taking advantage of Lyrical Host's powerful custom domains feature, adding your own custom URL will take mere minutes - not hours! And you can do it all from your Lyrical Host control panel. If you're using Twitter, Facebook or other social networking websites, then this guide is going to show you that custom URLs are much easier to use and likely better for your branding as well. So instead of trying to cut down the length of a link so it fits into 140 characters on Twitter, why not create a link which displays your company name? Or if you have a website which benefits from being able to promote contests with a shorter URL - let's be honest, who doesn't? - then this article is going to show you how to set that up in a few easy steps. If you're already using Lyrical Host as your web hosting provider, then our custom short URLs are going to make it even easier for you!

If you haven't yet experienced the awesome powers of Lyrical Host's awesome custom domains , there's no better time than now. The feature is free with all our hosting plans. We have been working on this new feature for months and I can tell you from personal experience that it works very well and makes life just a little bit easier by keeping things consistent and convenient . With Lyrical Host's powerful control panel and our already well-known reliability and uptime, you really can't go wrong!

With that said, it's time to get started setting up your custom short URL. Let me show you how: 1) Login to your Lyrical Host control panel and select the 'Custom Domains' tool from the menu on the left. 2) Click 'Add Custom Domain'. 3) Enter a descriptive domain name for your custom URL such as "samplesite.lyricalhost.com". The domain must be unique - if not, an error message will be displayed and we'll try again. 4) Set the default alias as http://www2.samplesite.com/ (Do NOT use www1 or www3). 5) Enter the URL you'd like to shortener.

Examples: http://twitter.com/lyricalhost http://twitter.com/discobot

6) Select your desired target from the drop-down menu. This is where traffic from using your custom URL will be redirected to when clicked. 7) Click 'Add Custom Domain'. 8) You'll see a confirmation message briefly display which includes a line of code to add to your website's 'HEAD' section, similar to this example: <meta name="p:domain_verify" content="ac58d9c5c40be1af3ee422151355340f"/>

Copy that, and add it into the HEAD section of each page on your website. This allows us to verify that your custom domain is being used with Lyrical Host, so you will not be able to move forward unless it appears on your site. It's actually a security feature which prevents unauthorized use of our service by others. 9) Visit the 'Custom Domains' tool again and click on the name of your newly created custom URL to edit it. 10) On this screen, you can change the target destination or alias for each page on your website if necessary - just enter them into their respective fields and select 'Update'. 11) Click 'Save Changes' when finished! That's all there is to it! Now people will see your nice brand name instead of a generic short link whenever they click or share your website link. Make sure to spread the word and let us know what you think of our new custom domain feature in the comments section below! We would love to hear from you and we certainly hope this guide met your expectations.

Thanks again, and as always, Happy Hosting! - Jay , Lyrical Host Founder . image: http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/custom-url-shorteners/

Article background information [to use as knowledge, not to be copied verbatim]: Complete your branding with your own custom short URL. Instead of using bit.ly, goo.gl or similar standard shorteners on websites like Twitter or Facebook, in just ten minutes you'll be able to generate your own branded links automatically!

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