The first and easiest way is to just type or paste the website address into your post and the forum will do the rest for you, including highlighting it in blue and shortening the web address where required.
When the link is clicked, it will then open that webpage or forum thread in the manner they choose, or as they've setup in their browser. (See below)
For example: http://shop.rx8oc.co.uk/
Alternatively, you can wrap the web address with your chosen text when added to the first [ url ] tag.
As demonstrated: your chosen link text Which looks like this in your post editor:
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[url=http://shop.rx8oc.co.uk/]your chosen link text[/url]
Also another tip if you want to open a link in a new tab/window right click on it and select "Open in New Tab", "Open in New Window" or you can press your middle mouse button (mouse wheel) to automatically open the link in a new tab.