The monthly traffic characteristic, which is at times also identified as bandwidth or information transfer, identifies the total volume of information that is uploaded to your shared website hosting account and downloaded from it each month. Your site traffic is produced predominantly by website visits - whenever somebody goes to your site, the pages they view are downloaded from your hosting server to his / her machine or mobile device and they are shown by the browser. What counts for the website traffic produced is the overall size of these webpages, therefore the more site visitors you get for a given period of time, the more website traffic will be produced. Along with the site visits, file uploads will also be counted towards the entire monthly transfer this means that any time you upload site content or any other files through a file manager or an FTP application, they'll also produce some website traffic. The counter resets on day one of each and every month and it is not related to the date you've signed up or the date you've renewed the web hosting package.