The monthly traffic feature is generally called information transfer or bandwidth as well, yet all of the aforementioned terms refer to the very same thing - the amount of information can be transferred to and from your shared hosting account. The web site traffic can be produced in two ways, the more apparent one being web site visits. When somebody opens your web site, their web browser requests and downloads the webpages from your web hosting server and then displays them on their end. The more site visitors you have, the more outbound traffic is produced from your website hosting account. As this particular feature contains the whole traffic, not only the website visits, you shouldn't forget that inward traffic is counted as well. Which means web site content and other files that you upload to the account via a file manager or an FTP application are counted towards the account allowance. Your transfer is generally monitored monthly and the counter resets on the very first day of each and every month whatever your actual date of signup.