Enter the text that you wish to encode or decode:
URL encoding is a method of converting characters in a URL into a format that is valid and can be transmitted over the internet. It is often necessary to encode URLs because certain characters, such as spaces, punctuation marks, and special characters, are not allowed in URLs. When these characters are present in a URL, they must be encoded in a specific way so that the URL can be transmitted properly. URL encoding involves replacing these prohibited characters with special codes that can be read and interpreted by web browsers and servers. This allows URLs to be transmitted without any errors or problems.