The monthly traffic characteristic, that is at times also referred to as bandwidth or information transfer, identifies the total volume of info which is uploaded to your shared hosting account and downloaded from it monthly. Your website traffic is produced mostly by website visits - every time somebody comes across your website, the webpages they see are downloaded from the website hosting server to their machine or mobile device and they're shown by the internet browser. What counts towards the site traffic produced is the size of these pages, as a result the more website visitors you get for some period of time, the more site traffic will be generated. In addition to the web site visits, file uploads are also counted towards the entire monthly transfer which means that every time you upload site content or any other files using a file manager or an FTP application, they will also generate some traffic. The counter resets on the very first day of each month and it's not related to the date you've registered as well as the date you've renewed your hosting package.