URL Encoder & Decoder

Online Free URL Encoder and Decoder tool. Use this tool to encode or decode a given URL. Tool uses UTF-8 as the default encoding for URL encoding. URL rewriting typically involves transforming a URL from its original format to a more user-friendly or search engine-friendly format.

  • Hyphen or Dash (-): The hyphen is frequently used as a delimiter in URL rewriting to separate words or phrases. It helps improve the readability of the rewritten URL.
  • Underscore (_): Similar to the hyphen, the underscore is sometimes used as a delimiter in URL rewriting. It can be used to replace spaces and improve the visual appearance of the URL.
  • Slash (/): The forward slash is used to denote directory or hierarchical structures in URLs. It can be employed in URL rewriting to create a logical structure or organize content.
  • Dot (.) or Period: The dot is commonly used in URL rewriting for file extensions or to represent different sections of a URL. For example, it can be used to separate the file name and the file extension.
  • Plus Sign (+): The plus sign is often used to represent spaces in URL rewriting, particularly in contexts where spaces are not allowed or need to be avoided.
  • Exclamation (!): The exclamation mark is a special character that is sometimes used in URL rewriting.
  • Asterisk or Star (*): The asterisk character is another special character that can be used in URL rewriting. It is often employed as a wildcard symbol to represent a variable or placeholder value within the rewritten URL.
  • Single Quote ('): The single quote character is occasionally used in URL rewriting to represent a specific word or phrase, particularly in cases where spaces are not desirable or allowed. It can be used as a delimiter or as part of a substitution mechanism to improve the readability or aesthetics of the rewritten URL.
  • Open Bracket (( ): The open bracket, or opening parenthesis, can be used in URL rewriting to indicate the beginning of a grouping or parameter section within the URL.
  • Closing Bracket ()): The closing bracket, or closing parenthesis, is the counterpart to the open bracket.

It's important to note that the specific characters used in URL rewriting can vary based on the requirements, conventions, and limitations of the system or framework being used. Additionally, proper URL encoding should be applied to handle any special characters or reserved characters that may not be suitable for direct use in URLs.