Mar 16 2011

What is a URL?

Category: Computers & Internet


URL - HttpA URL is an acronym that stands for Uniform Resource Locator (sometimes called URI or Uniform Resource Identifier). A URL is essentially the command that you type into the address bar of your browser to visit a website, Example – “”. The first part of the URL is known as the protocol identifier, followed by a colon and two forward slashes. There are a number of protocol identifiers but the one that is most used is http. The second part is the resource name or IP address of the website you’d like to visit. Ultimately, there are a number different ways to access information from your browser. The purpose of this post was to give the simplest method and to give a basic definition of URL. For more detailed information on URLs and URIs, please visit

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