The monthly traffic characteristic, which is at times also called bandwidth or data transfer, indicates the total volume of information that is uploaded to your cloud hosting account and downloaded from it every month. The site traffic is produced mostly by web site visits - when somebody goes to your site, the pages they view are downloaded from your web hosting server to his or her machine or smartphone and they are shown by the web browser. What counts towards the website traffic produced is the size of these webpages, as a result the more site visitors you have for some period of time, the more site traffic will be produced. In addition to the website visits, file uploads are also counted towards the total monthly transfer which means that every time you upload website content or any other files by using a file manager or an FTP program, they will also produce some traffic. The counter resets on the very first day of every month and it's not related to the date you have subscribed or the date you've renewed your web hosting package.