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.

h t t p : // w w w . alvernia . e d u / library/resources. h t m

h t t p - type of Internet connection, hypertext transfer protocol
w w w - host computer/server name
alvernia - Alvernia College is the second-level domain name
e d u - top-level domain name
library - directory name
resources - page name
h t m - type of file, hypertext mark-up