The URL is an address that specifies the location of documents and other files on a computer network.
It consists of two larger units. The first one describes the protocol that browsers will need to use in order to access a file.
For example, in the URL
http://www.webymon.com/dictionary/ip-address.html HTTP means that the browsers will have to apply the Hypertext Transfer Protocol to access the file.
The second unit of the URL describes the exact location of a file on a server. It could also have several distinct parts.
In our example, webymon.com is a domain name; an expression that helps browsers to locate a site’s server. Dictionary is the name of a subfolder on that server while ip-address.html is the name of the document that the browser will have to use to display the web page.
Although URLs are often referred to as web addresses, they can also describe the location of files on an FTP server.
If you click on the URL button in our app, you’ll be able to get an overview of the data from every web page on a domain that you monitor with WebyMon.