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.