The monthly traffic characteristic, which is sometimes also identified as bandwidth or info transfer, identifies the overall volume of data which is uploaded to your hosting account and downloaded from it every month. Your traffic is produced generally by website visits - whenever someone loads your website, the web pages they see are downloaded from your web hosting server to his or her computer or smartphone and they're shown by the web browser. What counts for the web site traffic produced is the overall size of these pages, therefore the more website visitors you get for some period of time, the more traffic will be produced. In addition to the web site visits, file uploads will also be counted towards the total monthly transfer which means that whenever you upload web site content as well as other files through a file manager or an FTP application, they will also generate some traffic. The counter resets on day one of each and every month and it is not related to the date you've registered or the date you have renewed the website hosting plan.