Anytime some info is uploaded to a cloud hosting account or downloaded using it, website traffic is produced and this is a characteristic that every single hosting plan includes. It is also one of the features you should take a look at, since how much site traffic allowance you will need will depend on the things you need the account for. The web site traffic is generally generated by downloads including website visits. Basically, every time someone visits your web site, the webpages are downloaded from the server to their computer and they are afterwards displayed by their internet browser. It is of course important to know that uploads count as well, so that if you back up bigger files from your computer system to the server, some traffic will be generated too. Different providers sometimes have different names for this particular feature, such as traffic, bandwidth, data transfer, but all of them apply to the very same thing - the exact amount of incoming & outgoing data created for a given period of time.