The monthly website traffic function is sometimes known as info transfer or bandwidth as well, but all these terms have to do with the very same thing - how much content can be transferred to and from a shared hosting account. The web site traffic can be produced in two ways, the more noticeable one being web site visits. If someone visits your web site, their web browser requests and downloads the webpages from your website hosting server and then shows them on their end. The more site visitors you have, the more outgoing traffic is generated from your web hosting account. Considering that this characteristic includes the entire site traffic, not just the website visits, you should not forget that inward traffic is counted as well. Which means that web site content as well as other files that you upload to your account via a file manager or an FTP software are measured towards the account allowance. The transfer is usually checked per month and the counter resets on the very first day of each month irrespective of your actual date of registration.