The monthly traffic characteristic, which is at times also referred to as bandwidth or info transfer, refers to the full amount of information that is uploaded to your cloud hosting account and downloaded from it every month. The website traffic is generated generally by web site visits - when someone goes to your site, the web pages they see are downloaded from your hosting server to their computer or mobile device and they are shown by the internet browser. What counts for the site traffic generated is the overall size of these webpages, therefore the more visitors you get for a given period of time, the more traffic will be produced. In addition to the website visits, file uploads will also be counted towards the entire monthly transfer which means that whenever you upload website content or any other files by using a file manager or an FTP application, they will also produce some traffic. The counter resets on day one of each month and it is not related to the date you've registered as well as the date you've renewed the web hosting package.