What is a URL?
Uniform Resource Locator (URL) defines an address of a web page. It consists of three parts: protocol, hostname, and file name.
The protocol indicates the way the data will be processed. The most common internet protocols are HTTP and HTTPS, which display web pages. FTP is designed for working with files. Other protocols may be used as well.
Hostname gives information about the web host that provides the site. It is usually the name of an organization.
Filename refers the path to a specific file.
Frequently Asked Questions
How is a URL structured?
A URL is structured as follows: [protocol]://[server]/[resource]. The protocol states how the URL is accessed. The server specifies the domain where the URL is located. The resource indicates the specific location of the URL on the server.
How can I open a URL?
You can open a URL by typing it in the address bar of a web browser or by clicking on a link to the URL.
Where is the URL located?
The URL is located in the address bar at the top of the web browser.