What is a URL?

URL stands for Uniform Resource Locator. A URL is a web address, like www.expressvpn.com. When a user types a URL into a web browser, the URL is then translated into an IP address by a DNS server.

How does a URL work?

URLs are usually displayed in a web browser’s address bar. Most URLs point to web pages, but they can also direct users to email addresses, FTP servers, downloads, and more.

URLs often contain two to three parts appended together: a protocol (http://), a host name (www.expressvpn.com), and a file (/what-is-vpn).

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