The monthly traffic characteristic, that’s sometimes also called bandwidth or data transfer, identifies the overall amount of info which can be uploaded to your cloud web hosting account and downloaded from it every month. The website traffic is generated generally by web site visits - when someone finds your web site, the webpages they see are downloaded from the website hosting server to his / her machine or smartphone and they are displayed by the browser. What counts towards the traffic generated is the size of these pages, so the more site visitors you have for some period of time, the more site traffic will be produced. Along with the site visits, file uploads will also be counted towards the total monthly transfer this means that if you upload web site content as well as other files using a file manager or an FTP software, they'll also generate some traffic. The counter resets on day one of every month and it is not related to the date you've signed up or the date you've renewed your web hosting plan.