Learn what web hosting providers really mean when they say ‘monthly traffic quotas’.
The monthly web site traffic characteristic is usually known as data transfer or bandwidth as well, however all of the abovementioned terms refer to the same thing - what amount of data can be transferred to and from a shared hosting account. The website traffic can be generated in just two ways, the more noticeable one being website visits. If someone goes to your website, their browser requests and downloads the pages from the hosting server and then shows them on their end. The more site visitors you have, the more outbound traffic is generated from your web hosting account. Because this feature contains the entire website traffic, not just your website visits, you should not forget that incoming traffic is counted too. This means web site content as well as other files that you upload to the account with a file manager or an FTP software are counted towards your account allowance. Your transfer is typically checked on a monthly basis and the counter resets on the very first day of every month irrespective of your actual registration date.
Monthly Traffic in Shared Hosting
Our shared plans were created with the idea to take care of the traffic generated by any type of website that can run in such an account. When you currently have one or a number of small-scale or medium-sized sites, you won't be limited by the monthly website traffic quota regardless of what content you have - plain text and / or many images, for example. The stats in the hosting Control Panel gives you in-depth details about the website traffic produced by each and every website plus the amount for your account as a whole. The statistics are updated live and indicate both the day-to-day and the monthly usage, so you will be aware of how much data is transferred to and from the website hosting account at any time. The first day of every month your counter is reset, but you will still be able to view the site traffic stats for the previous months, which will show you how your sites perform.