A Uniform Resource Locator (URL) more commonly known as a web address is a structured reference to a web resource that specifies its location on a computer network and how to retrieve it. A typical URL could have the form
https://www.example.com/index.html, which indicates a protocol (
https), a hostname (
www.example.com), and a file name (
A Uniform Resource Locator is a specific type of Uniform Resource Identifier (URI).