When any content is uploaded to a shared website hosting account or downloaded from it, some web site traffic is generated and this is a feature that every single hosting package includes. It's moreover one of the features it is important to check, since how much traffic quota you will need will depend on what you need the account for. The website traffic is generally produced by downloads including web site visits. Essentially, every time somebody opens your site, the web pages are downloaded from the server on their computer and they are then displayed by their web browser. It is also recommendable to be aware that uploads count as well, hence whenever you transfer bigger files from your laptop or computer to the server, some website traffic will be generated as well. Different providers can have different names for this feature, like traffic, bandwidth, data transfer, however all of them apply to the very same thing - the amount of incoming and outgoing information generated for some period of time.