The monthly traffic characteristic, which is sometimes also called bandwidth or info transfer, identifies the overall volume of info that is uploaded to your website hosting account and downloaded from it monthly. The traffic is produced predominantly by web site visits - whenever somebody visits your site, the webpages they see are downloaded from the website hosting server to his / her computer or smartphone and they are shown by the web browser. What counts towards the web site traffic generated is the overall size of these pages, consequently the more visitors you have for a given period of time, the more site traffic will be produced. In addition to the site visits, file uploads are also counted towards the entire monthly transfer this means that if you upload website content or other files by using a file manager or an FTP application, they'll also generate some site traffic. The counter resets on the very first day of each month and it's not related to the date you've signed up and the date you've renewed your website hosting plan.