The monthly site traffic function is generally identified as information transfer or bandwidth as well, yet all of these terms have to do with the same thing - what amount of information can be transferred to and from your shared web hosting account. The traffic can be produced in two ways, the more obvious one being web site visits. When somebody loads your website, their browser requests and downloads the web pages from your website hosting server then shows them on their end. The more visitors you have, the more outgoing traffic is produced from your web hosting account. Because this particular characteristic contains the overall web site traffic, not only the site visits, you should not forget that incoming traffic is counted too. This means that site content along with other files that you upload to your account with a file manager or an FTP software are counted towards the account allowance. The transfer is usually tracked per month and the counter resets on the very first day of every month irrespective of your actual date of registration.