April 30, 2011 1:23am CST
What is u.r.l? What does it stands for? I was trying to start my blog and I GET THIS U.R.L. Is this very important? And what's with the codes?
30 Apr 11
As others have said, a URL is a Universal/Uniform Resource Locator. It's an internet address and is one of three ways of locating things: URLs, URIs (Uniform Resource Identifier - a string of characters that identifies the thing) and URNs (Uniform Resource Names - which defines the thing's identity). When you type in a URL, like http://www.mylot.com, your computer breaks it down into a contact method (http - hypertext transfer protocol), the host name (www - the web), the organisation (mylot) and the type (com - a company). There's often another bit on the end that indicates the country (.uk, .tv, .fr and so on). Anything after that part of the URL (e.g. the 'discussions' in http://www.mylot.com/discussions) is separated by a slash and is handled by the server at the destination (i.e. the mylot servers). To locate the URL, your computer contacts a DNS (domain name server) which is a part of a distributed network of servers that make up the Domain Name System. These (together) have a list of all the domains available and can convert the text address into a final IP (internet protocol) address - one of those groups of numbers like 127.0.0.1 (which is, incidentally, always your own computer). Your connection is actually made to the IP address, rather than a text URL (since computers can't handle text at their most basic level). The URL you choose or are given is not important to computers - it's just another number. It is, however, very important to the people using those computers: memorable URLs make your site easier to find and remember. Hope all that helps!
1 May 11
No idea. I'd need a little more info than that. I suspect, since you're *starting* a blog (i.e. creating one), that it's asking what URL you would like to assign to the blog. It depends on where you're blogging, what the question is, if the blog already exists....
30 Apr 11
URL stands for Uniform Resource Locator or Universal Resource Locator, is an address on the internet for each file you access over the Internet. If you would like to access a website, you have to type the URL (like www.mylot.com) of that website in the Internet browser's web address line. It allows you identify a particular that is present on the network or on the Internet.