The monthly traffic feature is sometimes identified as info transfer or bandwidth as well, yet all of these names refer to the same thing - how much content can be transferred to and from your shared web hosting account. The site traffic can be produced in just two ways, the more visible one being website visits. If someone goes to your website, their browser requests and downloads the webpages from your website hosting server and then shows them on their end. The more visitors you have, the more outbound traffic is generated from your hosting account. Due to the fact that this feature contains the entire web site traffic, not just the website visits, you shouldn't forget that incoming traffic is counted as well. This means that website content along with other files that you upload to the account with a file manager or an FTP program are counted towards the account quota. Your transfer is typically checked on a monthly basis and the counter resets on the first day of each and every month regardless of your actual date of registration.