2022 Edition

national industry 518210

Computing Infrastructure Providers, Data Processing, Web Hosting, and Related Services


This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in providing computing infrastructure, data processing services, Web hosting services (except software publishing), and related services, including streaming support services (except streaming distribution services). Data processing establishments provide complete processing and specialized reports from data supplied by clients or provide automated data processing and data entry services.

The immediate parent of national industry 518210 is international industry 51821: Computing Infrastructure Providers, Data Processing, Web Hosting, and Related Services

Illustrative Examples

  • Application hosting
  • Cloud storage services
  • Computer data storage services
  • Computing platform infrastructure provision
  • Infrastructure as a service (IaaS)
  • Optical scanning services
  • Platform as a service (PaaS)
  • Video and audio technical streaming support services
  • Web hosting

2022 NAICS Edition Cross References

  • Providing video and audio streaming distribution services--are classified in Industry 516210, Media Streaming Distribution Services, Social Networks, and Other Media Networks and Content Providers;
  • Providing audiovisual postproduction services, including film/tape transfers and digitization (except digitization as a technical streaming support service)--are classified in U.S. Industry 512191, Teleproduction and Other Postproduction Services;
  • Providing text processing and related document preparation activities--are classified in Industry 561410, Document Preparation Services;
  • Software design, development, and publishing, or software publishing only--are classified in Industry 513210, Software Publishers;
  • Developing custom software to meet the needs of a particular customer, without providing infrastructure or hosting services--are classified in U.S. Industry 541511, Custom Computer Programming Services;
  • Providing computer hardware, software, and communication technologies integration services, with or without product sales--are classified in U.S. Industry 541512, Computer Systems Design Services;
  • Selling computer hardware, packaged software, and communications equipment without providing systems integration services--are classified in Sector 42, Wholesale Trade, or Sector 44-45, Retail Trade;
  • Providing on-site management and operation of a client's data processing facilities--are 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--are classified in U.S. Industry 517111, Wired Telecommunications Carriers;
  • Providing Internet access via client-supplied telecommunications connections in combination with Web hosting--are classified in Industry 517810, All Other Telecommunications;
  • Operating Web search portals--are classified in Industry 519290, Web Search Portals and All Other Information Services;
  • Providing access to computers and office equipment, as well as other office support services--are classified in Industry 56143, Business Service Centers;
  • Processing financial transactions--are classified in Industry 522320, Financial Transactions Processing, Reserve, and Clearinghouse Activities; and
  • Providing payroll processing services--are classified in U.S. Industry 541214, Payroll Services.


  1. 518210 - Application hosting (excluding software publishing)
  2. 518210 - Automated data processing services
  3. 518210 - Cloud computing services (except software publishing and computer systems design)
  4. 518210 - Cloud storage services
  5. 518210 - Colocation services (i.e., rental of server and networking space in data centers)
  6. 518210 - Computer data storage services
  7. 518210 - Computer input preparation services
  8. 518210 - Computer time leasing
  9. 518210 - Computer time rental
  10. 518210 - Computer time sharing services
  11. 518210 - Computing infrastructure provision
  12. 518210 - Computing platform infrastructure provision
  13. 518210 - Data capture imaging services
  14. 518210 - Data entry services
  15. 518210 - Data processing computer services
  16. 518210 - Data processing services (except payroll services, financial transaction processing services)
  17. 518210 - Disk and diskette conversion services
  18. 518210 - Disk and diskette recertification services
  19. 518210 - Electronic data processing services
  20. 518210 - Game server hosting providers
  21. 518210 - Infrastructure as a service (IaaS)
  22. 518210 - Media streaming data storage services
  23. 518210 - Media streaming technical support services
  24. 518210 - Microfiche recording and imaging services
  25. 518210 - Microfilm recording and imaging services
  26. 518210 - Optical scanning services
  27. 518210 - Platform as a service (PaaS)
  28. 518210 - Scanning services, optical
  29. 518210 - Video and audio technical streaming support services
  30. 518210 - Video tape and film stock technical streaming support services
  31. 518210 - Virtual currency (cryptocurrency) mining
  32. 518210 - Web hosting (excluding software publishing)


The NAICS editions in which this code was present are indicated below. In the event that a code was changed from the prior edition the equivalent value in that edition is provided for reference.

Edition Existed Equivalent Value
2002 518210
2007 518210
2012 518210
2017 518210
2022 518210

Insurance Industry Mappings

The US Property and Casualty Insurance Industry may use the following classification descriptions which might encompass national industry 518210, Computing Infrastructure Providers, Data Processing, Web Hosting, and Related Services:

  1. application service provider
  2. computer and datum processing
  3. computer and datum processing service computer sale retailstore
  4. computer datum processing
  5. computer datum processing operation
  6. computer datum processing time sharing
  7. computer datum processing timesharing
  8. computer processing and datum preparation and processing service
  9. computer processing and datum processing
  10. computer related service not otherwise classified
  11. datum processing
  12. datum processing centre
  13. datum processing hosting and related service
  14. datum processing service hosting and related service
  15. duplication and replication service of negative prerecorded audio video or datum
  16. duplication and replication service of prerecorded audio video or datum
  17. electronic datum processing time sharing
  18. hosting service
  19. information
  20. microfilming


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