Angular universal – get current url in server side

The question may simple but I couldn’t find working solution anywhere. I have a website where I have Angular SSR setup and want to get the current url in one of my Angular components. I have gone thru multiple sites and understood that I had to pass host information from universal server and get the same in Angular component.

My code snipet from server.ts file where I am passing the host information

  // All regular routes use the Universal engine
  server.get('*', (req, res) => {
    res.render(indexHtml, {
      providers: [
        { provide: APP_BASE_HREF, useValue: req.baseUrl },
        { provide: 'host', useValue: req.get('host') }, // sending host name in provider

my host.ts file is as below,

import { InjectionToken } from '@angular/core';
export const HOST_ID = new InjectionToken<string>('host');

And this is how, I tried to get the host name in app component.ts which always gives me null value.

export class AppComponent implements OnInit {
  isLoading: boolean = false;
    @Optional() @Inject(HOST_ID) private host: InjectionToken<string>
  ) {}

  ngOnInit(): void {
    if (platformServer) console.log(;

Angular version used is 9. Please someone shed some light on this issue. Thanks much in advance.

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