What Is URL?-Uniform Resource Locator- Get All Details

url2What Is URL?-Uniform Resource Locator- Get All The Details!

Uniform Resource Locator (URL), previously called Universal Resource Locator) – usually pronounced by sounding out each letter is the unique address for a file that is accessible on the Internet.

The usual way we get to a Web site is to enter the URL of its home page file in your Web browser’s address line. However, any page within that Web site can also be specified with a URL.

This page/file might be any Web (HTML) page other than the home page, an image file, or a program such as a common gateway interface application or a Java applets.

URLs contains the name of the protocol to be used to access the file resource, a domain name that identifies a specific computer on the Internet, and a pathname, a hierarchical description that specifies the location of a file in that particular computer.

Here is an example of a URL On the Web (which uses the Hypertext Transfer Protocol, or HTTP).


This specifies the use of a HTTP- (Web browser) application, a unique computer named www.ietf.net, and the location of a text file or page to be accessed on that computer whose pathname is /rfc/rfc2497.txt

And  a URL for a particular image on a Web site would look like this:


A URL for a file meant to be downloaded using the File Transfer Protocol (FTP) would require that the “ftp” protocol be specified like this hypothetical URL:


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