|Definition|| : ||Uniform Resource Locator
|Category|| : ||Computing Internet
|Country/Region|| : ||World Wide
|Popularity|| : ||
What does URL mean?
Uniform Resource Locator (URL), some times also called as Universal Resource Locator, is a subset of the Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) that specifies the address of a specific resource (hypertext pages, images, other resources) on the internet. URL defines how the resource can be obtained. A typical URL has the form http://fullforms.com/about.php, which indicates the protocol type (http), the host or domain name (fullforms.com), and the specific web page (about.php).
Typical URL Format: protocol://hostname/file_name
Protocol: the protocol (eg: http, ftp etc) to be used to fetch the resource.
Hostname: the name of the server on the network (domain name).
File_name: the pathname to the file on the server.
It also can specify a port number and a reference which are optional.