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What is a URL? Full Form of URL and Definition

What is a URL? A URL (Uniform Resource Locator) is the web-address of a webpage which helps to connect it with the servers. It is an advanced version for servers to connect with computers, which used to do by IP Addresses in the early internet days and a human-readable text which helps to identify the file structure on the given website.

Now, if we go a little deep in the topic. URLs are further divided into 5 major part or we can say there are 5 anatomy of a URL and each part plays an important role in terms of calling files from the server, enhances the web page clarity over search.

  • Scheme: HTTP or HTTPS are the protocols that are knows as the “Scheme” of any URL. This helps servers to access and encrypt any information available in the web page
  • Subdomain:   fee.example  dot com , blog.example dot com, enroll.example dot com, are some examples of the URL sub domain. Any sub domain URL can be utilize as separate page to share any specific type of information .
  • Top-Level Domain/Domain Extension: This could also written and knows as TLD which means the  the “Organization type” which comes after your main domain brand name. For example: .com, .net, .org, .co.in, .co.uk, .gov or any specific extension which comes after your brand name in order to complete the URL structure. 
  • Second-Level Domain:   This is the section where your domain’s main name  appears
  • Sub Directory: This is the folder appears with /foldername, /servicename, /categoryname you create to specify pages ,for the categories they belong in your website.

Also Read: What is URL Optimization?

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