The monthly traffic characteristic, which is sometimes also called bandwidth or data transfer, refers to the overall amount of data which can be uploaded to your shared website hosting account and downloaded from it each month. The site traffic is generated predominantly by web site visits - whenever somebody loads your website, the webpages they view are downloaded from the website hosting server to their machine or smartphone and they are shown by the web browser. What counts towards the website traffic produced is the overall size of these web pages, consequently the more website visitors you have for some period of time, the more traffic will be produced. In addition to the web site visits, file uploads are also counted towards the entire monthly transfer this means that whenever you upload website content or any other files through a file manager or an FTP program, they will also generate some traffic. The counter resets on the first day of every month and it's not related to the date you've registered or the date you have renewed the web hosting package.
Monthly Traffic in Shared Website Hosting
All of our Linux shared website hosting packages are designed with the concept to handle the traffic generated by any web site that can exist in such an account. In case you have one or a few different small or medium-sized sites, you won't be limited by the monthly site traffic allowance regardless of what content you may have - plain text or perhaps lots of images, for example. The statistics in your hosting Control Panel will give you comprehensive information about the website traffic produced by each and every site plus the amount for the account altogether. The numbers are updated in real time and show both the daily and the monthly usage, which means that you will be aware of how much data is transferred to and from the web hosting account at any time. The first day of each and every month your counter is reset, but you will still be able to see the site traffic stats for the past months, which will give you an idea how your websites perform.