The monthly traffic characteristic, that is at times also referred to as bandwidth or info transfer, refers to the overall amount of info that can be uploaded to your shared website hosting account and downloaded from it each month. The website traffic is produced generally by web site visits - each time somebody visits your website, the webpages they see are downloaded from the website hosting server to his / her machine or smartphone and they are displayed by the web browser. What counts towards the website traffic produced is the size of these webpages, thus the more website visitors you have for a given period of time, the more site traffic will be produced. Along with the site visits, file uploads are also counted towards the entire monthly transfer this means that if you upload web site content or some other files through a file manager or an FTP program, they'll also produce some website traffic. The counter resets on the very first day of each month and it's not related to the date you've signed up as well as the date you've renewed the hosting package.