The monthly traffic feature is generally called info transfer or bandwidth as well, however all of these names refer to the very same thing - how much content can be transferred to and from your shared website hosting account. The site traffic can be generated in two ways, the more visible one being website visits. If someone goes to your web site, their Internet browser requests and downloads the web pages from the web hosting server then displays them on their end. The more website visitors you have, the more outbound traffic is produced from your website hosting account. Due to the fact that this characteristic contains the total website traffic, not only the website visits, you should not forget that incoming traffic is counted too. This means that site content and various other files that you upload to the account through a file manager or an FTP application are counted towards your account allowance. Your transfer is typically checked every month and the counter resets on the very first day of each month whatever your actual signup date.