Url Stands For Uniform Resource Locator

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URL stands for “Uniform Resource Locator”. A URL is a formatted text string used by Web browsers, email clients and other software to identify a network resource on the Internet. Network resources are files that can be plain Web pages, other text documents, graphics, or programs. URL is the unique address for a file that is accessible on the Internet. A common way to get to a Web site is to enter the URL of its home page file in your Web browser 's address line. However, any file within that Web site can also be specified with a URL. Such a file might be any Web page other than the home page, an image file, or a program such as a common gateway interface application or Java applet. The URL contains the name of the protocol to be used to access the file resource, a domain name that identifies a specific computer on the Internet, and a pathname, a hierarchical description that specifies the location of a file in that computer.
An example of URL is: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template:URL
Every URL consists of the scheme name or protocol followed by a colon, then depending on scheme, a hostname (server name or alternatively an IP address), a port number, the path of the resource to be fetched or the program to be run, then, for programs such as Common Gateway Interface, a query string and with HTML documents an anchor (optional) for where the page should start to be displayed.
The domain name in the URL is important in web analytic application, the URL identifies a set of…
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