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.

http://www.mtsu.edu /~records/reg.htm

http - type of Internet connection, hypertext transfer protocol
www - host computer/server name
mtsu - Middle Tennessee State University is the second-level domain name
edu - top-level domain name
~records - directory name
~reg - page name
htm - type of file, hypertext mark-up language