A sitemap is a file which includes the different pages of a site and the way to them through the sections of the site. The pages can be sorted visually or as plain text and such a file is rather useful for two reasons. The first one is that it makes it faster and easier for the visitors to locate a certain page they need, so they can navigate your site better and a lot faster, which in turn will increase their user experience and it'll be more likely that they will come back to the site or will recommend it to other people. Another reason is the fact that a sitemap permits search engines to index your website content better, particularly when it's updated, so when users are searching for particular content, it is more likely that they'll come across your website as it will be listed higher in their search engine results. In case your website is not indexed well, it may not appear for some searches, so even if you have what people want, they will simply not get to your website.
SiteMap Generator in Shared Hosting
Our shared hosting plans feature a sitemap generator which is a part of our advanced Hepsia Control Panel. The software tool uses the same intuitive Hepsia interface, so you'll be able to create a sitemap for any of your domains and subdomains with several mouse clicks even if you have not had a website before. There're a couple of options, which you could customize - the depth, which shows the total number of levels inside the site the sitemap should follow links, the highest number of links that have to be included and what file types will appear on the sitemap. For the latter feature, you'll be able to type or delete selected file extensions, that can be really helpful if you have files which are not generic for a website like php or html, but are pdf or mp3 files, for example. This way, your custom content will be included in the sitemap in addition to the web pages.