When some information is uploaded to a shared web hosting account or downloaded from it, some traffic is produced which is a component that each hosting plan includes. It's moreover one of the features it is important to check, as what amount of website traffic quota you'll need depends upon what you need the account for. The traffic is generally generated by downloads including web site visits. In simple terms, whenever somebody visits your site, the web pages are downloaded from the server on his/her computer and they're then shown by their web browser. It is also important to know that uploads matter as well, hence any time you duplicate large files from your laptop or computer to the server, some traffic is generated as well. Different companies may have different names for this particular feature, for example traffic, bandwidth, data transfer, but they all refer to the very same thing - the exact amount of incoming and outgoing data generated for some period of time.