This site provides a free service for HSCNI staff to create shortened and/or aesthetically pleasing URLs that redirect to other websites and services.
The advantages of this service are:
- URLs can be easier to read.
- Shorter URLs are quicker to type and less prone to spelling mistakes.
- If the redirect page is no longer available the URL can be updated to point to a new resource.
- Provides a safer option if a URL is to be printed and distributed.
- Allows the user to track how many times that URL has been visited.
Please note: This service is for work related URLs and must not be used for personal reasons.
Pha.site addresses can be published with or without the http:// as web browsers will automatically prefix this if it isn't present.
The PHA news article on sun protection:
http://www.publichealth.hscni.net/news/don%E2%80%99t-sizzle-sun-during-heatwaveCan easily be shortened to:
The URL for this BBC news article isn't very descriptive of the page content:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-33804625This can easily be rewritten as a more descriptive link:
This PHA campaign site:
http://www.getalifegetactive.comCan be shortened so it can easily be printed on keyfobs, USB pens etc.