U R Ls

Every Web page has its own address called a Uniform Resource Locator (U R L). Much like the address on an envelope with a name, street address, city, state, and zip code, each part of a U R L provides information about the Web page.

Here is a sample U R L and descriptions of its components.

http://www.stlcc.edu/lsdocs/LibInst.html

http - type of Internet connection, hypertext transfer protocol
www - host computer/server name
stlcc - St. Louis Community College is the second-level domain name
edu - top-level domain name
lsdocs - directory name
LibInst - page name
html - type of file, hypertext mark-up language

 

back arrow.
next arrow.