The monthly traffic characteristic is generally referred to as info transfer or bandwidth as well, still all of the aforementioned names have to do with the same thing - what amount of information can be transferred to and from your cloud website hosting account. The traffic can be generated in just two ways, the more noticeable one being web site visits. When someone visits your web site, their browser requests and downloads the webpages from the hosting server then displays them on their end. The more website visitors you have, the more outgoing traffic is generated from your hosting account. Since this particular feature contains the entire website traffic, not only the website visits, you should not forget that incoming traffic is counted too. Which means web site content and various other files that you upload to the account using a file manager or an FTP software are counted towards your account allowance. The transfer is usually tracked per month and the counter resets on the first day of each month regardless of your actual registration date.