A URL (Uniform Resource Locator) is the address of a resource (a file, a printer, etc..), available on a network, either the Internet or a corporate network, an intranet.
A URL has the following structure:
"protocol" :// "machine name" / "path" / "resource"
- The protocol can be HTTP, FTP, and others.
- The field designates the server machine that provides the document or resource designated.
- The path specifies the location (usually a file system) where the resource within the server.