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    The meaning of URL and uses of it

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    What is URL and why do we use it and how we can submit URL?
    Can you give me a brief description about that because I don't know any thing about the URL and I am very enthusiastic to know about new things and apply it in our daily life.
    Can you also provide an idea about the URL and its applications and how can we create it? How can we submit it?
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  • URL stands for the uniform resource locator. It is the address in top address bar of the browser. URL is created one someone creates a website with a domain. So let's say you sign up at blogger and create a blog. They give you a subdomain with name say "". This address is now a URL which you can paste in address bar. And then content of the blog are then visible. You can create this by signing up to hosting services which offer domain hosting. You can also get it when you sign up for free blog service or free webpage services. URL is basically used to communicate with server that hosts the specific domain and hosted content on it.

  • Thank you very much for your detailed description. It is very useful for me sir
    Once again thank you sir Mahesh

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  • When we talk about internet, web etc we always use and we are aware about 'search'. We will be searching for something. But the search ends only when we find what we searched. In other words we 'located' what we searched for. To locate something precisely it should have a proper and identification detail or address. We locate our searched resource by an identity or address that is expressed in a standardised uniformly identifiable format of that source. Such standardised naming convention is called Uniform Resource Locator or URL in short. URL is more commonly taken as web address.

    What we see on top of this page top on the address bar - ( is a URL

    The URL helps the browser to locate the resource.
    Inthe above URL of this page http – stands for HyperText Transfer Protocol- one kind ofprotocol used for search( there are other protocols like FTP, TFTP etc also)
    www stands for world wide web, which is more commonly known to us
    the part '' is the domain name or the principal and main name of the web site .It is also known as IP address.
    the part '/experts/43448-the-meaning-of-URL-and-uses-of-it' is called the directory or the specific location of the page on the server
    aspx denotes the file extension or file type of the web page.
    In a URL protocol, domain, directories, and files are all separated by forward slashes ( / ).
    There are prescribed standard guidelines to denote a URL. Certain characters are not to be used in URL Only alphanumeric characters and a few more special characters only are to be used.
    The answer given is in general terms made for easy understanding of a layman and may not be a technically perfect answer.
    By the above it is clear what the use of a URL is
    How to create a URL involves more technical knowledge and cannot be given in the general Q&A post. However, just to know that there are free services and paid services which give you domain names so that you can create your own web site or blog sites and content or resources.

  • The Uniform Resource Locator is a unique address assigned by domain registrar. With URL, one can access a specific webpage, links addresses, directories and many more. Take an instance of www. This is called URL. This is also known as resource locator.

    In short, any webpage contains addresses and address contains URL and URL contains webpage and webpage contains files and files contains contents.

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  • In the Internet world the URL or the Uniform Resource Locater plays a important role through which the content writer can bring in all relevant information in one page. For example if a content is wrote on Indian Railways and their zone, it is beneficial for the net users to give the necessary URL of different railways zones and that will have good impact on content. By giving the URL details we are facilitating the net user with wholesome information with a click which purposefully directs to the desired page and the net user is immensely benefited without wasting time to locate the relevant information.

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  • Internet is like an ocean and if you have to search a location in the ocean you will have to take the help of a navigator equipment and locate the point using the latitude and longitude.

    Similarly if you want to find out something very pertinent to your need you must have it's URL which is the address of that information whether in form of a page or file or image or video.

    So every thing is approachable through it's unique identification address.

    It is like finding a book in a big library through index cards. Another example is to find a part of machine or equipment in a big storehouse, you must know it's physical location so that you can quickly pick it up.

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  • Hi,
    The full form of URL is Uniform Resource Locator. When any body creates any website then it needs to create an address for it, which is known as URL. when you have to search any particular site you have to type the address in the address bar of your web browser and then it makes connection with the main server. then the page opens which you want to see.

  • URL is uniform resource locator.
    We can think URL to be consisting of
    • Protocol: - We generally se http written in front of every site. This is the hyper text transfer protocol. Other protocols can he https, ftp, tftp etc. Protocols are generally the rules that are used in networking. Each protocol can be thought as a separate rule for communication.
    • www – this is sub domain the world wide web
    • Address/path – We have a name and path. In a specific site we may have different links which have separate paths by which we can access them.
    • Domain name:-There are different domains like .edu for education, .com for commercial, in for India and so on. We can see all commercial websites having .com at the end.
    • Port: - Port addresses are used in the transport layer of OSI Model. To connect to an application we have specific port.

  • URL stands for uniform resource locator. It is the address of a World Wide Web page.URL is basically the reference to a web resource that specifies its location of the website on a computer network and a mechanism for retrieving it.URL mainly provides reference to the web pages.URL of a web page above the page is shown in address bar in mostly browsers.
    A generic URI is of the form of :-

    >> host name is the name of the machine the resource lives on
    >> filename is the path name to the file on the machine
    >> port number is the port number to connect to reference
    >> a reference to a named anchor within a resource;

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