The monthly site traffic function is usually referred to as data transfer or bandwidth as well, still all of the aforementioned names apply to the same thing - how much information can be transferred to and from a website hosting account. The web site traffic can be produced in just two ways, the more noticeable one being website visits. If someone opens your site, their Internet browser requests and downloads the webpages from the website hosting server then shows them on their end. The more visitors you have, the more outgoing traffic is produced from your hosting account. Considering that this particular feature contains the overall traffic, not only your website visits, you shouldn't forget that incoming traffic is measured as well. This means that website content as well as other files that you upload to your account through a file manager or an FTP program are counted towards your account quota. Your transfer is usually checked on a monthly basis and the counter resets on the first day of every month regardless of your actual date of registration.