NAICS Code 518210 Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services




This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in providing infrastructure for hosting or data processing services. These establishments may provide specialized hosting activities, such as web hosting, streaming services or application hosting; provide application service provisioning; or may provide general timeshare mainframe facilities to clients. Data processing establishments provide complete processing and specialized reports from data supplied by clients or provide automated data processing and data entry services.

Cross References

Establishments primarily engaged in
  • Providing text processing and related document preparation activities: classified in Industry 561410, Document Preparation Services
  • Providing on-site management and operation of a client's data-processing facilities: classified in U.S. Industry 541513, Computer Facilities Management Services
  • Providing wired broadband Internet access services using own operated telecommunications infrastructure, in combination with web hosting: classified in Industry 517110, Wired Telecommunications Carriers
  • Providing Internet access via client-supplied telecommunications connections in combination with web hosting: classified in U.S. Industry 517919, All Other Telecommunications
  • Operating web search portals: classified in U.S. Industry 519130, Internet Publishing and Broadcasting and Web Search Portals
  • Providing access to computers and office equipment, as well as other office support services: classified in Industry 56143, Business Service Centers
  • Processing financial transactions, such as credit card transactions: classified in Industry 522320, Financial Transactions Processing, Reserve, and Clearinghouse Activities
  • Providing payroll processing services: classified in U.S. Industry 541214, Payroll Services. Independent writers and journalists (including photojournalists) are classified in Industry 711510, IndependentArtists, Writers, and Performers.

Illustrative Examples

  • Video and audio streaming service
  • Web hosting
  • Computer time rental
  • Computer data storage services
  • Microfilm imaging services
  • Application service providers
  • Optical scanning services
  • Computer input preparation services
  • Application hosting

Industries Included

  • Application hosting
  • Application service providers (APSs), except software publishers
  • ASPs (Application Service Providers), except software publishers
  • Automated data processing services
  • Computer data storage services
  • Computer input preparation services
  • Computer time leasing
  • Computer time rental
  • Computer time sharing services
  • Data capture imaging services
  • Data entry services
  • Data processing computer services
  • Data processing services (except payroll services, financial transaction processing services)
  • Disk and diskette conversion services
  • Disk and diskette recertification services
  • Electronic data processing services
  • Media streaming services
  • Microfiche recording and imaging services
  • Microfilm recording and imaging services
  • Optical scanning services
  • Scanning services, optical
  • Video and audio streaming services
  • Web hosting

Industry Leaders