The monthly traffic characteristic, that is sometimes also called bandwidth or data transfer, refers to the total volume of info which can be uploaded to your shared website hosting account and downloaded from it each month. The site traffic is generated generally by site visits - each time someone loads your web site, the web pages they see are downloaded from the hosting server to their computer or mobile device and they are displayed by the browser. What counts towards the site traffic produced is the size of these webpages, therefore the more website visitors you have for some period of time, the more site traffic will be generated. In addition to the site visits, file uploads are also counted towards the total monthly transfer i.e. whenever you upload site content or other files with a file manager or an FTP application, they will also produce some website traffic. The counter resets on day one of each month and it's not related to the date you've registered and the date you've renewed the website hosting plan.
Monthly Traffic in Shared Website Hosting
Our Linux shared website hosting packages are designed with the notion to handle the website traffic generated by any website that can function in such an account. When you have one or a couple of small-scale or medium-sized sites, you'll not be limited by the monthly site traffic allowance irrespective of what content you have - plain text or plenty of images, for instance. The stats inside the hosting Control Panel will give you in-depth data about the website traffic produced by each website along with the amount for your account as a whole. The figures are updated in real time and show both the day-to-day and the monthly usage, which means that you will know how much info is transferred to and from your website hosting account at any time. The first day of each and every month the counter is reset, but you'll still be able to view the traffic stats for the previous months, which will inform you on how your sites perform.