Anytime any info is uploaded to a shared website hosting account or downloaded from it, website traffic is produced and this is an aspect that each and every hosting plan includes. It is furthermore among the attributes it is important to take a look at, because what amount of website traffic allowance you'll need is dependent upon what you need the account for. The traffic is mostly generated by downloads including web site visits. In layman's terms, anytime someone visits your website, the webpages are downloaded from the server to their computer and they are subsequently shown by their web browser. It is of course important to know that uploads matter too, and any time you duplicate large files from your pc to the server, some website traffic will be generated too. Different suppliers sometimes have different names for this specific feature, like traffic, bandwidth, data transfer, but all of them apply to the very same thing - the total amount of incoming & outgoing data created for a particular period of time.