URL Encoder / Decoder

Enter the text that you wish to encode or decode:

About URL Encoder / Decoder

EarningGuys has come up with the fastest and the most powerful online URL Encoder/Decoder Tool.    

It’s totally free and helps you out in adding special characters to a URL parameter. It is often called as percent encoding. 

In the process of URL encoding, the unallowable characters are replaced with a % percent sign, and two hexadecimal values are also added. It is generally used in the query string known as the Uniform Resource Identifier (URI). So, URL Encoding is used on the special symbols. 

The free online URL Encoder/Decoder tool from EarningGuys does this job easily for you allowing you to have your URL encoded or decoded. 

As per the URL specification (RFC 1738), only a small number of characters are allowed in a URL. These characters are listed below: 

  • a to z (abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz)
  • 0 to 9 (0123456789)
  • $ (Dollar Sign)
  • + (Plus Sign)
  • ( (Open Bracket)
  • ) (Closing Bracket)
  • - (Hyphen or Dash)
  •  _(Underscore)
  • . (Period)
  • ! (Exclamation)
  • *(Asterisk or Star)
  • ‘(Single Quote)

What is URL Encoding? 

Online URL Encoding is also known as Percent Encoding refers to a procedure for encoding specific information in a Uniform Resource Identifier (URI). 

Moreover, it is used within the main Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) set containing Uniform Resource Locator (URL) and Uniform Resource Name (URN). 

In fact, the URL encoding is utilized in the preparation of data and even the submission of HTML form data with respect to HTTP requests. 

All the unallowable characters are changed and replaced with a percent sign (%) together with a two-digit hexadecimal value that signifies the character as used in the ISO character set. 

Here, we show some examples of URL Encoding: 

  • $ (Dollar Sign) becomes %24
  • & (Ampersand) becomes %26
  • = (Equals) becomes %3D
  • : (Colon) becomes %3A
  • + (Plus) becomes %2B
  • , (Comma) becomes %2C
  • ; (Semi Colon) becomes %3B
  • @ (Commercial At) becomes %40
  • ? (Question Mark) becomes %3F

Types of URI Characters

Characters acceptable in a URI are either reserved or unreserved. 

Reserved characters are the characters which have special meaning. A commonly used example of this is the slash character which is used to separate different parts of a URL.

However, unreserved characters have no special meaning. 

In percent-encoding, the reserved characters are represented with a unique character arrangement. 

There have been no major changes in the set of reserved and unreserved characters with each modification of specifications for URIs and URI schemes.

Using the URL Encoder/Decoder Tool

You need to add a string of text on the space provided for it in the tool. Next, you need to click on the “Submit” button. It will show you the results instantly. 

The tool comes handy when you need to turn the encoded JavaScript URL to a more readable text. The URL encoding helps in replacing unsafe ASCII characters with a percent (%) sign that is followed with two hexadecimal digits. The URL Encoding replaces a space by a plus (+) sign or %20.