URL – Uniform Resource Locator

A URL, or Uniform Resource Locator, is a standard used to identify an internet address – the URL enables your computer to find the webpages, documents, and files on the internet that you want to visit.

A URL is made up of several parts:

  • The protocol – On the web all webpage URLs start with http://, but other addresses may start with other protocols, such as ftp://
  • The domain name – this is the address of the computer where the files are held
  • The path to the file you want
  • The file name itself

Every URL is unique.

By Sarah at UK Broadband Finder
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