The monthly traffic characteristic, which is sometimes also referred to as bandwidth or data transfer, refers to the overall volume of data which can be uploaded to your shared web hosting account and downloaded from it every month. Your site traffic is generated primarily by site visits - each time somebody loads your website, the pages they view are downloaded from the hosting server to their computer system or mobile device and they're shown by the web browser. What counts towards the traffic generated is the overall size of these webpages, thus the more website visitors you have for a period of time, the more website traffic will be generated. In addition to the web site visits, file uploads will also be counted towards the total monthly transfer which means that if you upload site content or some other files with a file manager or an FTP application, they'll also generate some site traffic. The counter resets on the very first day of each month and it is not related to the date you have signed up and the date you have renewed your hosting package.
Monthly Traffic in Shared Web Hosting
All our Linux shared web hosting were designed with the notion to take care of the website traffic produced by any website that can run in such an account. In case you have one or a number of small-scale or medium-sized websites, you won't be limited by the monthly traffic allowance irrespective of what content you have - plain text or many images, for instance. The statistics in your hosting Control Panel gives you comprehensive information about the website traffic produced by each and every site along with the total amount for your account in general. The figures are updated live and indicate both the daily and the monthly usage, so that you'll be aware of how much info is transferred to and from the website hosting account anytime. The first day of each month the counter is reset, but you will be able to view the web site traffic stats for the past months, which will give you an idea how your sites perform.