HTML Uniform Resource Locators

A URL is another word for a web address.

A URL can be composed of words , or an Internet Protocol (IP) address (

Most people enter the name when surfing, because names are easier to remember than numbers.

URL – Uniform Resource Locator

Web browsers request pages from web servers by using a URL.

A Uniform Resource Locator (URL) is used to address a document (or other data) on the web.

A web address like  follows these syntax rules:



  • scheme – defines the type of Internet service (most common is http or https)
  • prefix – defines a domain prefix (default for http is www)
  • domain – defines the Internet domain name (like
  • port – defines the port number at the host (default for http is 80)
  • path – defines a path at the server (If omitted: the root directory of the site)
  • filename – defines the name of a document or resource