A URL is a Uniform Resource Locator or Universal Resource Locator, a unique string of characters that identifies a reference to a resource on the internet. It can be used as a readable text address to redirect users to the internet resource.

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.
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