What is Universal Resource Locator?
The Universal Resource Locator (URL), also known as Uniform Resource Locator, is an exclusive identifier used to find a web resource. It is likewise alluded to as a web address. The Universal Locators (URLs) comprise numerous parts such as protocol and domain name that tell an internet browser how and where to fetch a resource.
People use URLs by directly entering them into the browser’s location bar or by clicking a hyperlink found on a website page, bookmark list, in an email, etc.
What does Universal Resource Locator Mean?
Every Universal Resource Locator (URL) comprises segments arranged in a systematic order, as shown below.
* Colon and two slashes.
* Server Location
* Port (optional) and Resource location on the server
* Fragment identifier (optional)
Each segment in the Universal Resource Locator represent different information such as
It helps in getting to a resource on the web. Protocols contain HTTP, HTTPS, FTPS, mailto, and file. The resource is accessed by the Domain Name System (DNS).In the above example, the domain is https.
- Host/Domain Name
It is a particular reference showing a website page. For example, whatis.computer.com
- Port Name
In Universal Resource Locator(URL), port name is not visible but rather fundamental, following a colon. For webservers, the default port is port 80.
It alludes to a document or location on the web server—for example, search/query.
It can be seen in the Universal Resource Locator (URL) of the dynamic page comprising of a question mark, for this model,?
It is the bits of information in an inquiry line of a Universal Resource Locator (URL). Various parameters can be parted by ampersands (&), for this model, q=URL.