Novice users can easily get confused over which slash to use in between backslash (/) and forward slash (\) on web addresses (double slash appears after http: //) or in file paths in Windows ,you can see both these slashes on your keyboard.

using of forward and backward slashes

Backslash, \ is used as a separator in Windows for file paths like  C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox, where as Forward slash, / used  as a separator in dates (e.g 27/11/2011) for( and or or) as an abbreviation, as a math symbol used separates both numerator and denominator in a fraction (e.g 3/4).

Mainly we use forward slash / in web addresses e.g  http://techdows.com/about.