STRING, can be read and set, but not unset.

Available in all subroutines.

The full path, including query parameters.


In the request, req.url will contain /index.html?a=1&b=2.

Try it out

req.url is used in the following code examples. Examples apply VCL to real-world use cases and can be deployed as they are, or adapted for your own service. See the full list of code examples for more inspiration.

Click RUN on a sample below to provision a Fastly service, execute the code on Fastly, and see how the function behaves.

Preflighting for flags

Park request, make a different request first, use the response to annotate the real origin request (or make decisions about how to route it).

URL path based routing for microservices

Send request to different origin servers based on the URL path.

Rewrite URL path

Receive a request for one path but request a different path from origin, without a redirect.

Google Cloud Storage origin (public)

Use a public GCS bucket as a backend for your Fastly service.