How-To Geek


A URL, or Universal Resource Locator, is the convention by which domain names are combined with file path syntax to create human readable addresses for internet stored materials. This convention was proposed by Tim Berners-Lee, the creator of the World Wide Web, in 1994 as a method of making web-based resources more accessible.

Let’s use an fake website as an example. Suppose you wanted to access a list of top rated files as ranked by the users of SomeWebSite. The domain is SomeWebSite.com but the total URL which points at the file bestlist.txt in the sub-directory /bestfiles/ is http://www.somewebsite.com/bestfiles/bestlist.txt.

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