The monthly traffic feature, that’s at times also called bandwidth or information transfer, refers to the total volume of info that can be uploaded to your shared hosting account and downloaded from it each month. Your website traffic is generated mainly by website visits - each time someone goes to your web site, the web pages they view are downloaded from the hosting server to their computer system or smartphone and they're shown by the internet browser. What counts for the site traffic generated is the overall size of these pages, as a result the more website visitors you have for a period of time, the more web site traffic will be generated. Along with the web site visits, file uploads will also be counted towards the entire monthly transfer this means that whenever you upload website content or some other files by using a file manager or an FTP program, they will also generate some site traffic. The counter resets on the first day of each and every month and it's not related to the date you've registered or the date you've renewed the hosting package.