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360 Security for your website: Analysing Comprehensive Security in SW Hosting

by SW Team

Discover how at SW Hosting we approach comprehensive security with our 360 Security service. From AntiDDoS layers to state-of-the-art FireWalls, we guarantee the continuity and protection of our clients' websites.


In today's digital world, online security is essential. At SW Hosting, we take security seriously, treating our clients' websites as if they were our own. Through our 360 Security service, we implement advanced technologies to ensure maximum protection and service continuity.


Glossary of terms

We will start by giving you a glossary of terms that are very important to know all the advantages that SW Hosting offers in security for your website.

What is a firewall?

A firewall is a computer security component designed to protect a network of servers by monitoring and controlling data traffic entering and leaving the network. Its primary function is to act as a barrier between a secure network and an unsecured network, such as the Internet.

Firewalls work by examining the data flowing through them and applying predefined rules to determine whether to allow or block that traffic. They can filter data packets based on a variety of criteria, such as IP addresses, ports and protocols. In addition, modern firewalls often incorporate advanced features such as deep packet inspection, intrusion detection and threat prevention to provide more robust protection against cyber attacks.

For more details and information, see this article

What is a layer 4 or network firewall?

A layer 4 firewall, also known as a network firewall, operates at the transport layer of the OSI model. This type of firewall focuses on controlling and managing traffic based on the information contained in the network packet headers.

Such firewalls are efficient in allowing or blocking traffic according to established filtering rules, but their ability to understand specific applications is limited.

A layer 4 firewall provides a basic level of security by examining network packet header information and applying rules based on IP addresses and ports, without delving into the specific content of the data or applications.

For more details and information, see this article

What is a layer 7 or application firewall?

A layer 7 firewall, also known as an application firewall, operates at the application layer of the OSI model. Unlike traditional firewalls that work at lower layers and focus on inspecting data packets based on IP addresses and ports, a layer 7 firewall analyses traffic at a deeper level, understanding the nature of specific applications and protocols.

This type of firewall is able to make decisions based on contextual information, such as data content and commands used in applications. It can apply more granular and sophisticated security policies, allowing more precise control over application traffic.

A Layer 7 firewall offers more advanced security by evaluating and filtering traffic based on the specific applications being used, providing an additional layer of protection against threats at the application level.

For more details and information, see this article

What is a Perimeter Firewall?

A Perimeter Firewall means that the security component is located on the network, not on the server being protected. Many providers include Firewall systems that are located on the server or Cloud that is offering your Web Hosting services. In SW Hosting we always talk about perimeter security, that is, all security components are located at the entrance of the network and protect the entire network without having to install anything on each of the Hosting servers, thus minimizing the resources needed for the Hosting server and optimizing its performance, also all harmful or malicious traffic is filtered before reaching the network.

For more details and information, see this article

What is a DDoS attack?

A DDoS, or Distributed Denial of Service Attack, is a form of cyber attack that seeks to overload a system, service or network, preventing it from functioning properly. This type of attack involves the use of multiple distributed devices or computers to send a large volume of traffic to a specific target simultaneously.

The main goal of a DDoS attack is to overwhelm the target system's available resources, such as bandwidth, processing power or memory, to the point where it cannot adequately respond to legitimate user requests. This overload can cause service disruptions, rendering the affected website, online service or network inaccessible.

A DDoS attack does not seek to access or compromise the security of the target's information, but rather to cause an interruption in service.

For more details and information, see our "The destructiveness of a DDoS: A Complete Guide”

How can I create a Firewall directly on my server or Cloud?

The most efficient tool for Linux environments to have your own Firewall on your server or Cloud is IPtables. It is a set of rules and commands that allow you to configure packet filtering tables in the Linux kernel, thus controlling network traffic and providing firewall functions.

These rules are used to manage security policies on a Linux system, determining which network packets are allowed and which are blocked. Iptables allows rules to be set based on various conditions, such as IP addresses, ports, protocols and connection states. Unlike perimeter Firewalls, IPtables runs locally on the Linux server or Cloud consuming resources and having to analyse all incoming traffic packets to the service, so it requires more resources and may have more security issues than a server or Cloud located in a secure network protected with perimeter FireWalls.

For more details and information, see this article


What does resilience mean?

The resilience of a hosting server refers to its ability to remain operational and withstand adverse situations, ensuring the availability and stability of the services it offers. In the hosting context, resilience is essential to ensure that hosted websites, applications and data are always accessible even in challenging conditions.

Having a highly resilient service requires having security and backup systems in place to guarantee the continuation of the service.

For more details and information, see this article

What are backups?

Backups, also known as backups, are duplicates of the information stored on a computer system. These copies are created for the purpose of preserving data and enabling its recovery in the event of loss, damage, or accidental deletion of the original information.

Regular backups are a fundamental practice in system administration, as they provide an additional layer of security and ensure the availability of critical data. These backups are often stored in locations external to the main system to ensure the integrity of the information, even in situations of disaster or failure of the main hardware.

For more details and information, see this article

What is Hosting Server Monitoring?

Hosting server monitoring refers to the process of continuously monitoring and evaluating the performance, availability and other relevant aspects of the server that hosts websites or applications. This practice is essential to ensure efficient operation, prevent problems before they affect users, and maintain the stability of the hosting environment. Some key aspects of monitoring a hosting server include: Server Performance, Availability, Bandwidth Usage, Security, Storage Resources, Applications and Services, Alerts and Notifications.

Constant monitoring of a hosting server is crucial to ensure an optimal user experience, prevent problems before they affect customers and maintain the integrity and security of the data hosted on the server.

For more details and information, please refer to this article

What is an SSL certificate?

An SSL certificate, which stands for "Secure Socket Layer", is a standard security protocol used to establish secure and encrypted connections between a web server and a browser. This protocol ensures that the information transmitted between the user and the server remains private and secure.

The SSL certificate is installed on the web server and acts as a digital seal that authenticates the identity of the website and encrypts the transmitted information. When a user accesses a website that uses SSL, the connection is established securely, which means that any data transferred, such as personal information or credit card details, is protected against possible interception attempts by malicious third parties. In addition to providing security for sensitive data, websites with SSL certificates also display a visual indicator, such as a padlock in the browser address bar or the "https://" protocol in the URL, which indicates to users that they are browsing securely. This helps to build trust and improve online security for website visitors.

For more details and information, see this article

Thinking Security from All Angles

Security is not just a term; it is a holistic approach that encompasses every possible perspective. At SW Hosting, we approach security from every angle, making sure to analyse every aspect to deliver a robust and reliable service.

Hosting Plan Resilience

Analysing the resilience of a hosting plan is crucial. At Security 360, we not only focus on threat prevention, but also on the resilience of the service in case of incidents. Resilience is the key to guarantee service continuity.

High-end server integration

SW Hosting integrates high-end servers into our shared hosting network. Equipped with redundant hardware, these servers ensure service continuity even in adverse conditions. The robustness of our infrastructure is the basis of our security.

Security Layers in 360 Security

AntiDDDoS Layer: Filtering Real-Time Attack Surges

The first line of defence in 360 Security is our AntiDDoS layer. We filter incoming and outgoing traffic in real time at our Data Centres, analysing and stopping potential attack waves. This proactive measure ensures the stability and security of websites.

Layer 4 FireWalls: Level 4 Security Rules

Our second layer of security uses Layer 4 FireWalls, based on Juniper Networks technology. These FireWalls filter traffic at Layer 4, applying security rules necessary to ensure the integrity and security of the network. A solid defence at the transport level.

Layer 7 FireWalls: Analysing and Preventing Malicious Actions

The third layer of security in Security 360 uses Layer 7 FireWalls, based on technology from Palo Alto Networks. These FireWalls go further by not only analysing traffic packets, but also understanding them and preventing malicious actions. An advanced layer of security that goes to the heart of threats.

Real-Time Security X-Ray

With these layers of security, the network access to the Cloud Hosting servers at SW Hosting is secure and everything is analysed in real time. Constant radiography allows us to detect and stop threats before they affect the integrity of websites.

360 Security in Action: Experience and Trust

At SW Hosting, we don't just talk about security; we demonstrate it with concrete actions. The implementation of 360 Security has taken our clients' experience to a new level, offering not only protection, but also confidence in the continuity of their online services.


Free Security Tools in your SWPanel

Traffic Blocking by Countries or Continents

Protect your website against specific threats by blocking traffic from unwanted countries. Do you receive attacks from a particular country? Don't let your website be vulnerable, cut off traffic with a simple click. See our manual on "How to set up country blocking for your Hosting via SWPanel" for an easy implementation.

For more details and information, see our article

You can also consult manuals on how these free options work in SWPanel.

Integrate CloudFlare WAF Security

SWPanel makes integration with CloudFlare quick and easy. Add an extra layer of security to your website by filtering all visitors. Find out how easy it is to activate the CloudFlare CDN through SWPanel in our manuals

Continuous Backups

Data loss is a thing of the past with SWPanel's daily backups. With 15 days retention, all hosting servers ensure that you can recover your websites and databases without limits. The peace of mind that comes with knowing that your information is protected!

Exporting the Web

Do you need a copy of your website? SWPanel allows you to plan and export your website in several ways. From receiving a zipped file in your email to uploading it via FTP to your virtual drive in Azure, Amazon or Google. Follow our detailed manual

Snapshots of your website

With SWPanel, time travel is possible. Our Web Snapshots act as the ideal time machine to restore your website at specific days and times. Perform snapshots whenever you want or schedule them for continuous protection. See the "How to schedule your Web Snapshots" manual for more information.

For more details, see our article

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Free SSL Certificates

All our hosting plans include free Let's Encrypt SSL certificates. With the security lock, your website will be recognised as secure, improving its indexing in Google. Manage your SSL certificates easily with our manual


FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

How does SW Hosting guarantee service continuity in case of attacks?

At SW Hosting, we use a layered approach to security, from AntiDDoS to advanced FireWalls, ensuring real-time detection and stopping of possible attacks. This, together with high-end servers and redundant hardware, guarantees continuity of service.

What is the difference between Layer 4 and Layer 7 FireWalls?

Layer 4 FireWalls focus on filtering traffic at layer 4, applying security rules on the transport. In contrast, Layer 7 FireWalls, used in 360 Security, go further, analysing and preventing malicious actions by understanding the content of traffic packets.

Why is it important to analyse the resilience of a Hosting Plan?

Analysing resilience is key to assessing the ability of a service to recover from incidents. At Security 360, we not only prevent threats, but also ensure that our customers can maintain their operations even after an incident.

What additional benefits does 360 Security offer to SW Hosting customers?

Security 360 not only provides protection against threats, but also gives our customers confidence and peace of mind. Our secure infrastructure and meticulous attention to service continuity enhance the overall customer experience.

How does SW Hosting ensure that the network accessing the Cloud servers is secure?

Network security is guaranteed by implementing AntiDDoS layers, Layer 4 FireWalls and Layer 7 FireWalls. This combination of measures ensures that all traffic is filtered and analysed in real time, maintaining security at every level.

Can I trust SW Hosting security for my website?

Absolutely. Security is our priority at SW Hosting. With 360 Security, we offer not only advanced technology, but also the guarantee that we treat our clients' websites with the utmost care and attention.

Does SWPanel charge extra for these security tools?

No, all the tools mentioned are included in our Hosting Plans at no additional cost.

How can I block traffic from a specific country?

See our detailed manual on "How to set up country blocking for your Hosting via SWPanel" to perform this action with a simple click.

Can I make backups manually?

Yes, in addition to automatic backups, you can perform manual backups at any time.

Is it complicated to activate the CloudFlare CDN with SWPanel?

No, it is easy and quick. Follow our manual on "How to activate the Cloudflare CDN through SWPanel for your hosting service" for a step-by-step guide.

Can I export my website to cloud services like Azure or Amazon?

Yes, SWPanel allows you to schedule the export of your website and send it compressed via email or upload it via FTP to your virtual disks on Azure, Amazon or Google.

How long are backups retained?

All backups are retained for 15 days, ensuring that you can recover information from previous days.

I don't care about security

Big mistake, if you have a website you must be very concerned about its security, you must have security and security guarantees, it is important for you and for your clients.

How can I migrate my services to SW Hosting?

We have an easy to use and free tool so that you can quickly bring your services to SW Hosting and take advantage of all the benefits that our 360 security offers you. Here you have a manual of how our tool works

If you want, we can also do the migration of your services, just contact us and we will help you.


In an increasingly threatening digital world, online security is essential. With 360 Security, SW Hosting not only addresses security, but integrates it into every aspect of our services. From layers of defence to real-time analytics, we provide our clients with the peace of mind that comes with comprehensive protection for their websites. With Free Security Tools in your SWPanel, SW Hosting offers a comprehensive solution at no additional cost. From blocking unwanted traffic to taking snapshots of your website, 360 security is available on our Hosting Plans. Protect your website and improve its performance with SWPanel.