URL Encode Tool

This is very simple URL encode tool. Let’s paste your URL in the form then click URL Encode button, and you get escaped URL.

Do you Want to decode a URL?
Use the URL decode tool Url Decode Tool

Url Encode explanation

Why do you need URL encode

The URL specification RFC 1738 specifies that only a small set of characters can be used in a URL. Those characters are:

  • A to Z, a to z
  • 0 to 9
  • $ (Dollar Sign)
  • - (Hyphen / Dash)
  • _ (Underscore)
  • . (Period)
  • + (Plus sign)
  • ! (Exclamation / Bang)
  • * (Asterisk / Star)
  • ' (Single Quote)
  • ( (Open Bracket)
  • ) (Closing Bracket)

How does URL encode work?

All offending characters are replaced by a % and a two digit hexadecimal value that represents the character in the proper ISO character set. Here are a couple of examples:

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