The monthly traffic function is sometimes called data transfer or bandwidth as well, however all these names have to do with the very same thing - the amount of content can be transferred to and from a cloud website hosting account. The site traffic can be generated in just two ways, the more apparent one being site visits. When someone loads your site, their browser requests and downloads the webpages from your hosting server and then shows them on their end. The more site visitors you have, the more outgoing traffic is produced from your website hosting account. Due to the fact that this particular feature includes the total website traffic, not just the site visits, you shouldn't forget that inward traffic is counted too. This means that site content and various other files that you upload to the account through a file manager or an FTP program are measured towards the account quota. The transfer is generally checked on a monthly basis and the counter resets on the very first day of each month whatever your actual signup date.