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Velo by Wix: Anatomy of URLs On Paid And Free Platformsby@velo

Velo by Wix: Anatomy of URLs On Paid And Free Platforms

by Velo by WixMay 21st, 2021
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A page's URL is made up of several parts that are detailed below. Your site's URL looks different depending on whether you have a premium site or a free site. Base URL is the URL of your home page. The protocol is the start of both types of URLs. The path follows the prefix if there is no prefix, it follows the base URL. The query is a list of keys and values and the path follows a path if one exists. The base URL of a page is the URLs of your site's pages.
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In many situations you might refer to the URLs of your site's pages. A page's URL is made up of several parts that are detailed below. Your site's URL looks different depending on whether you have a premium site or a free site.

Full URL

Here, we'll use the following equivalent URLs to demonstrate the difference between premium and free sites:

  • Premium: 
    https://domain.com/animals/mammals/elephant?species=african-elephant
  • Free: 
    https://user.wixsite.com/zoo/animals/mammals/elephant?species=african-elephant

Protocol

The protocol is the start of both types of URLs:

  • Premium:
    https://domain.com/animals/mammals/elephant?species=african-elephant
  • Free:
    https://user.wixsite.com/zoo/animals/mammals/elephant?species=african-elephant

Base URL

The base URL is the URL of your home page:

  • Premium:
    https://domain.com/animals/mammals/elephant?species=african-elephant
  • Free:
    https://user.wixsite.com/zoo/animals/mammals/elephant?species=african-elephant

Prefix

Dynamic pages and router pages have a prefix:

  • Premium:
    https://domain.com/animals/mammals/elephant?species=african-elephant
  • Free:
    https://user.wixsite.com/zoo/animals/mammals/elephant?species=african-elephant

Path

The path follows the prefix if one exists. If there is no prefix, it follows the base URL:

  • Premium:
    https://domain.com/animals/mammals/elephant?species=african-elephant
  • Free:
    https://user.wixsite.com/zoo/animals/mammals/elephant?species=african-elephant

Query

The query is a list of keys and values:

  • Premium:
    https://domain.com/animals/mammals/elephant?species=african-elephant
  • Free:
    https://user.wixsite.com/zoo/animals/mammals/elephant?species=african-elephant

Previously published at https://support.wix.com/en/article/velo-about-the-url-structure-of-premium-and-free-sites