The monthly traffic feature is usually identified as information transfer or bandwidth as well, however all of the abovementioned terms refer to the same thing - what amount of content can be transferred to and from a cloud hosting account. The traffic can be produced in just two ways, the more noticeable one being website visits. If somebody opens your site, their Internet browser requests and downloads the pages from your web hosting server then displays them on their end. The more visitors you have, the more outbound traffic is generated from your hosting account. Since this particular characteristic includes the entire site traffic, not only the site visits, you should not forget that incoming traffic is measured too. Which means site content and other files that you upload to the account via a file manager or an FTP application are counted towards the account quota. The transfer is generally monitored every month and the counter resets on the first day of each and every month whatever your actual date of registration.