The monthly web site traffic characteristic is sometimes known as info transfer or bandwidth as well, yet all these terms have to do with the very same thing - how much content can be transferred to and from your shared website hosting account. The website traffic can be generated in two ways, the more obvious one being web site visits. If somebody visits your web site, their browser requests and downloads the webpages from the hosting server and then shows them on their end. The more site visitors you have, the more outbound traffic is produced from your website hosting account. As this feature includes the total traffic, not just the website visits, you shouldn't forget that inward traffic is measured as well. This means web site content as well as other files that you upload to your account via a file manager or an FTP application are counted towards your account quota. The transfer is usually checked every month and the counter resets on the very first day of each and every month regardless of your actual signup date.