The monthly traffic feature, that’s at times also referred to as bandwidth or information transfer, indicates the overall volume of info that is uploaded to your shared hosting account and downloaded from it each month. The site traffic is produced primarily by web site visits - when someone loads your web site, the pages they see are downloaded from your website hosting server to his or her machine or mobile device and they're shown by the browser. What counts for the website traffic produced is the overall size of these pages, consequently the more visitors you get for a period of time, the more site traffic will be produced. In addition to the site visits, file uploads are also counted towards the entire monthly transfer which means that when you upload web site content or other files using a file manager or an FTP application, they will also produce some website traffic. The counter resets on the very first day of each month and it's not related to the date you have signed up as well as the date you have renewed the hosting plan.