hash.to

hash.to is a simple URL shortener using the http://hash.to domain name that is totally free to use.

Just enter your long URL such as:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Kindle-Wireless-Reading-Display-Generation/dp/B002Y27P46/ref=sa_menu_kdp3w2

And it will be converted into a much shorter URL such as:

http://hash.to/b

It's that simple! You can see how many times you link has been viewed by adding ".info" to the end of your short URL such as:

http://hash.to/b.info

Technologies

It's written in Java; Struts 2 is used as the web framework, Hibernate for ORM, UrlRewrite to manage the URL design, MySQL as the database behind the service all running in Apache Tomcat on a VPS from Bytemark.

Last updated: 26 February 2011