When any data is uploaded to a shared website hosting account or downloaded from it, some traffic is generated and that is an attribute that each and every hosting plan comes with. It's also one of the characteristics you need to check, since how much site traffic allowance you will need depends on what exactly you need the account for. The website traffic is mostly generated by downloads which includes website visits. Basically, whenever someone visits your site, the web pages are downloaded from the server on their computer system and they are then displayed by their internet browser. It's of course important to be aware that uploads count as well, which means that any time you duplicate bigger files from your computer to the server, some web site traffic is generated too. Different providers often have different names for this particular feature, like traffic, bandwidth, data transfer, still they all refer to the very same thing - the amount of incoming & outgoing data created for some period of time.
Monthly Traffic in Shared Website Hosting
All of our Linux shared website hosting packages were created with the idea to take care of the site traffic generated by any kind of site that can exist in such an account. When you currently have one or a couple of small-scale or medium-sized web sites, you will not be limited by the monthly website traffic quota whatever the content you have - plain text and / or many images, for example. The stats inside the hosting Control Panel will give you detailed info about the site traffic generated by each website as well as the total amount for your account altogether. The figures are updated in real time and indicate both the everyday and the monthly usage, thus you will be aware of how much data is transferred to and from your web hosting account anytime. The first day of every month your counter is reset, but you'll still be able to see the website traffic statistics for the past months, that will show you how your web sites perform.