The monthly traffic characteristic, that is sometimes also referred to as bandwidth or info transfer, identifies the full amount of data that is uploaded to your hosting account and downloaded from it monthly. Your traffic is produced mostly by website visits - when someone finds your website, the pages they see are downloaded from the web hosting server to their computer system or smartphone and they're shown by the browser. What counts towards the website traffic generated is the size of these webpages, thus the more site visitors you have for some period of time, the more website traffic will be generated. Along with the website visits, file uploads will also be counted towards the total monthly transfer this means that when you upload website content or some other files by using a file manager or an FTP application, they will also produce some traffic. The counter resets on the very first day of each month and it's not related to the date you've subscribed and the date you've renewed your website hosting package.