Every time any data is uploaded to a shared hosting account or downloaded using it, some web site traffic is generated and that is a feature that each and every hosting plan includes. It is moreover among the features it is important to check out, since how much site traffic quota you will need is dependent upon the things you need the account for. The site traffic is mainly produced by downloads and this includes site visits. Basically, when somebody visits your website, the pages are downloaded from the server on his/her computer system and they're subsequently shown by their internet browser. It is of course recommendable to know that uploads count as well, therefore whenever you transfer bigger files from your computer to the server, some traffic will be generated as well. Different suppliers often have different names for this feature, like traffic, bandwidth, data transfer, still they all refer to the same thing - the exact amount of incoming & outgoing data produced for a given period of time.