PHP is a server-side language you can use to build your website. When someone opens your website, their browser sends a request to your server, where PHP code generates HTML and sends it back to the browser.

In practice, it means that your website files are structured a bit differently. Here’s an example:

Here we have a file for each webpage element: header, footer, sidebar, and so on. To access these files, you can use any FTP client (we’ll be using FTP (File Transfer Protocol) allows to you to access the files stored on a server or another computer.

The goal of this article is to give you a general idea of how to add Adsterra ads to your PHP website, so we’ll use a simple generic website.

Static Banners

We’ll add a leaderboard Banner to the page header to make sure it is on every page. To do that, we’ll edit the header.php file.

This file usually has the <head> of the page and the opening <body> tag.

Right below the opening <body> tag, we have our website menu, formatted as HTML:

If we add the static Banner script right below navigation:

Native Banners

Let’s say we’d like to add a 4 by 1 Native Banner in the sidebar, right below our social links.

We’ll need our sidebar.php file for that:

To make sure we do not interfere with any other elements, we added our script between a closing </section> tag and another opening <section> tag.

Social Bar

Social Bar is placed above the closing </body> tag, so we’ll need footer.php file:


We recommend adding a popunder code right above the closing </head> tag. In our case, it is in the header.php file:

Please bear in mind that your website might be slightly different, so please adjust your steps accordingly.

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