Design a system like Pastebin, where a user can enter a piece of text and get a randomly generated URL to access it.


  • The system does not support user accounts or editing documents
  • The system tracks analytics of how many times each page is accessed
  • Old documents get deleted after not being accessed for a sufficiently long period of time
  • While there isnot true authentication on accessing documents, users should not be able to guess document URLs easily
  • The system has a frontend as well as an API
  • The analytics for each URL can be accessed through a stats link on each page.
  • Generate randome GUID
  • hashtable - mongodb