The monthly traffic feature, which is at times also identified as bandwidth or data transfer, refers to the total volume of information that is uploaded to your shared web hosting account and downloaded from it monthly. Your traffic is generated mainly by website visits - each time somebody loads your website, the pages they view are downloaded from your website hosting server to his or her computer system or mobile device and they're displayed by the internet browser. What counts for the traffic generated is the overall size of these pages, therefore the more site visitors you have for some period of time, the more site traffic will be generated. Along with the web site visits, file uploads are also counted towards the entire monthly transfer this means that when you upload web site content or any other files by using a file manager or an FTP program, they will also produce some website traffic. The counter resets on the first day of each month and it is not related to the date you have signed up as well as the date you've renewed the website hosting plan.