What does URL stand for?

URL is the individual address of special form, of the internet resource. It refers to website, an image or a particular document. All you have to do is, just enter the code in the location bar, in order to find the website, an image, a folder or a document that you wanted to see. To simplify the term, URL address is something through which user get to know that here the information they need is located. URL is the abbreviation which means Uniform Resource Locator. It has the link of server where the searches resource is stored. URL in actual means a track from server which reaches final gadget (this is the user’s work platform) and can be simply illustrated. Upper element here is a resource server and device of the user is lowest one. Points that lies between them are called additional servers. URL is also termed as the Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) of a specific type.

Structure of the URL

There is a specific structure that is determined for URL, which includes:

  1. Method to access the resource, which is named in network protocol
  2. Access authorization
  3. Hosts: DNS address, inscribed as the IP address
  4. Port: the obligatory detail, which is included in order to combine with the IP address
  5. Track: It determines information that how access could be gained along with the method
  6. Parameter: This is the resource’s internal informal related to the file

URL Parts

Talking about the URL parts, URL’s first part defines the Web protocol, for example, Hypertext Transfer Protocol also termed as HTTP. Part of URL which is ‘http://’, ensures that machines communicate with one another. Complete URL tells about the server’s name or the path leading to the Web resource present on server, this can be accessed by the user when they browse the browsers such as Internet Explorer, Opera and Firefox. If we talk about the users in majority then HTTP is one and only protocol, which they use for viewing the Web pages, communicate with each other and for accessing various sites on internet. HTTPs are used to ensure secure transmission, whereas FTP is used for transferring the file and NNTP is used for the newsgroups. All these protocols are represented through the keyword which are appropriate for example, ftp followed by ://at the URL’s end.

Right-Hand Designator

These designators are created in order to get the group type identified, which is sending or offering the information. Designator provides the idea of the organization type, which is offering Web Service.

Format of the URL

URL has the clear path, which direct towards the resource. It has protocol type, which helps in accessing the file or web resource, name of the domain, which recognizes a specific PC on internet, as well as the name of the pat, that indicates towards the file location in computer. This is how the standard URL looks like: http://globalbankingandfinance.com/

First part of the URL is called as protocol filter, in the example quoted above it is http, distinctive name will be www.globalbankingandfinance.com, this includes the name of host computer, domain type, domain name as well as the path location of a web page or the file on the PC that is /databases/db.txt.