Starting URL Shortener Project


I am also solving the same challenge. So far, handling POST and working with mongoose is okay, but can you please explain where to get the shorturl database? Or am I asking for something incorrect? Am I suppose to make one?

Thank you.

Hello there,

I have moved your post to a new topic.

I am not sure I understand the question.

The aim of the project is to create an API which accepts a URL as a parameter, saves the URL with a shortened version, and responds with that shortened version. Then, if someone/something requests with the shortened version, you redirect them to the original URL.

Hope this clarifies

Thank you for helping me.

As you said “accepts a URL as a parameter, saves the URL with a shortened version”, how do I get shortened version of the URL?

For example, lets say the URL is, then how I get the shortened version? For example, the shortened version could be like 6212, right?

You get to decide. When I did it, I used the index from the database (increment by one with each new record).

Thank you. Great help!

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