General help

This is a general help for the system.

What an Url shortener do?

The URL shortener does not exactly short the url itself. It takes a long url address put it into database and assigns to it a short number like 256. Then it make an url like http://slink.pl/256.

What happens when a short link is clicked?

When a link like slink.pl/256 is clicked the system search an id of 256 in a database. When the record is found it takes the saved long url and make a 303 redirect to a given address.

What else happens?

After the click a additional things happens. The system check the IP and some other user specific information like browser and language. It save it for further statistic.

Anything else?

Our system does just a 303 redirect. It does nothing else. Please keep in mind that some url shortener before redirect your users to a long url save a lot of cookies like Amazon affiliate, or just show a redirect page for couple of seconds with some AdSense advertisement.

Some url shortener before redirect your users to a long url save a lot of cookies like Amazon affiliate

How long the links are kept?

There is no time set for removal of links. But it always can be changed.