U R Ls

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

Here is a sample URL and descriptions of its components.


h t t p

type of Internet connection, hypertext transfer protocol

w w w

host computer/server name


Liberty University is the second-level domain name

e d u

top-level domain name; .edu indicates and educational institution


directory and subdirectory names


type of file, cold fusion mark-up, for active server pages


Page Idendification Number