What can I do if an "Invalid URL Included" error occurs?

Have you ever encountered this error message before?

This error happens when a network protocol is missing before a website URL.

It is an inherent, very first part of a web address (before the “www”), and technically speaking, a protocol such as http:// or https:// is required for a browser to verify a website and fetch information accordingly.

In most cases, the browser will add it for you, but if you encountered the aforementioned error message please add the protocol before the website address!

The supported network protocols are as follows:

  • http://
  • https://
  • ftp://
  • sftp://

If you want to learn more about network protocols and their functions, check out this article: 12 common network protocols and their functions explained.