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What happens when you type a URL in your browser and hit enter? [duplicate]

What happens when you type a URL in your browser and hit enter? [duplicate]

... Describe everything that happens from the time you hit enter, to the time your browser receives a response.

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Guest [Entry]

"Roughly,

The browser resolves the URI* to an IP address.
The browser sends a GET request to that IP.
The server finds the correct file.
The server processes the file.
The file is sent to you.

*Uniform Resource Identifier"