I was wondering what happens when we type a url like
http://www.mydomain.com ? How does it know where to go to get the pages of mydomain.com? How does all this happen?
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An URL is just an address, a reference. So here is how it is happening:
This is a very very condensed explication. I do not speak about SSL, compression, language and character encoding negotiation, authentication, CGI, pipe-lining and keep-alives.