The monthly site traffic feature is sometimes identified as information transfer or bandwidth as well, however all these names apply to the very same thing - what amount of data can be transferred to and from a shared web hosting account. The website traffic can be produced in two ways, the more noticeable one being site visits. If somebody visits your website, their web browser requests and downloads the pages from your web hosting server and then displays them on their end. The more website visitors you have, the more outbound traffic is generated from your web hosting account. Because this particular characteristic includes the whole site traffic, not only the site visits, you should not forget that inward traffic is measured too. Which means website content and various other files that you upload to your account with a file manager or an FTP application are counted towards your account allowance. The transfer is generally checked every month and the counter resets on the first day of each month whatever your actual registration date.