The monthly web site traffic function is generally referred to as info transfer or bandwidth as well, but all of the abovementioned terms refer to the same thing - how much content can be transferred to and from your shared hosting account. The website traffic can be generated in two ways, the more noticeable one being website visits. When someone loads your web site, their web browser requests and downloads the pages from your website hosting server and then shows them on their end. The more website visitors you have, the more outbound traffic is produced from your hosting account. Due to the fact that this particular feature includes the total traffic, not just the site visits, you should not forget that incoming traffic is measured as well. Which means that web site content and other files that you upload to the account through a file manager or an FTP application are measured towards your account allowance. Your transfer is generally checked per month and the counter resets on the very first day of each and every month regardless of your actual date of registration.