The monthly site traffic feature is generally identified as data transfer or bandwidth as well, still all of the aforementioned terms apply to the same thing - the amount of information can be transferred to and from a cloud website hosting account. The site traffic can be generated in just two ways, the more obvious one being website visits. When somebody opens your site, their browser requests and downloads the pages from the hosting server and then displays them on their end. The more visitors you have, the more outgoing traffic is generated from your web hosting account. Considering that this particular feature contains the total website traffic, not only the site visits, you should not forget that inward traffic is measured too. This means that site content and various other files that you upload to the account using a file manager or an FTP application are counted towards the account allowance. Your transfer is generally monitored monthly and the counter resets on the very first day of each and every month regardless of your actual date of signup.