How to make a url shortener using php?
Please help me... This maybe offtopic but please tell me how this works. I have been willing to make a url shortener using php. But i dont know where to start. After reading some articles, I found out that I should make a database, when a person comes to the short url, php should search database and find where to go. But in this case the url people get will be something like this: www.mysite.com/short.php?key="atom" Here the atom is the shortened url. But i want it to be like this: www.mysite.com/atom Here there is no extension named php also there is no "?". But I dont how to do THIS. Please answer if you know anything related to this, because that could help solve my problem