Whenever some info is uploaded to a shared hosting account or downloaded using it, some web site traffic is produced and this is an aspect that each and every hosting package comes with. It is also among the features you should check, because what amount of website traffic quota you'll need is based on the things you need the account for. The website traffic is generally generated by downloads and this includes site visits. Essentially, each time someone visits your website, the pages are downloaded from the server on their computer system and they're subsequently shown by their internet browser. It is of course important to be aware that uploads matter too, hence if you transfer larger files from your computer to the server, some web site traffic will be generated as well. Different suppliers can have different names for this specific feature, such as traffic, bandwidth, data transfer, yet all of them apply to the same thing - the total amount of incoming & outgoing information created for some period of time.