What is Z.ips.ME?

Z.ips.ME is a free open-source program that allows you to use your website as your very own URL shortening service!

Why Z.ips.ME?



After a successful install you'll be able to log in on the admin page.

Z.ips.Me login page

Once you log in, you'll be directed to the Admin Home where you can shorten a new link or modify an existing link. Your browser will save your login information in a cookie for up to 1 year. Bookmark this page to make shortening a link just one click away.

Z.ips.Me homepage

You can view real-time stats for each link. You can view the number of clicks, clicks by month, web browsers used, referring domains, and referring links.

Z.ips.Me stats page


Z.ips.ME was developed for PHP 5.6+ / MySQL 5.6+, however it may work on earlier versions. You can also download older versions of Z.ips.ME below to use on older software.


Released 6/2/2017. Previous versions: 1.2 | 1.1 | 1.0

How to Install

Installing Z.ips.ME is relatively simple and straight forward, especially if you've installed WordPress.

  1. Create a MySQL database and MySQL database user on your web server. Make sure the user has permission to SELECT, INSERT, UPDATE, DELETE, CREATE, INDEX, and ALTER. Make note of the database name, the database user name, and the password.
  2. Open the config.php file in a text editor. Edit the database information, site information, and admin username/password as instructed in the file.
  3. Upload the entire contents of this folder to the directory on your site that you plan on using as your URL shortener.
  4. Run the install.php file in your browser. If your URL shortener is https://www.yoursite.com/zipsme/, the file will be located at https://www.yoursite.com/zipsme/install.php.
  5. After the install script has created the database, it will display a link to the admin section (located at https://www.yoursite.com/admin.php). You can now log in with the username/password combination that you entered into the config.php file.

View the readme.txt file for more information on installing or upgrading from a previous version.


Common Issues

If Z.ips.ME isn't working after installation, it is most likely because of one of the following reasons:

For other issues, try changing the IS_ENV_PRODUCTION variable to false in your config.php file. This will output error messages, which should help narrow down the problem.

Software License

Z.ips.ME is released under the GNU Public License, the same license as WordPress.

Who Started Z.ips.ME?

My name is Adam McFarland. I'm the co-founder of Pure Adapt Inc, an e-commerce company located in Albany, NY. I originally created Z.ips.ME for internal use within our company.