The monthly site traffic characteristic is generally known as information transfer or bandwidth as well, yet all of the aforementioned names apply to the very same thing - how much info 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. When somebody loads your web site, their web browser requests and downloads the web pages from the hosting server then displays them on their end. The more site visitors you have, the more outgoing traffic is generated from your hosting account. Considering that this particular feature contains the total web site traffic, not only your website visits, you should not forget that inward traffic is measured too. This means web site content and other files that you upload to the account through a file manager or an FTP software are measured towards your account quota. Your transfer is usually monitored per month and the counter resets on the very first day of each month whatever your actual registration date.