ASP Hosting Services

Application service provider and hosting

Application service providers (usually called ASPs) have quickly emerged in the web hosting field to provide enterprises with novel services. The term ASP should not be confused with Microsoft Corporations software applications.

The number of applications provided through the ASP model is growing. Therefore, the company's business of developing software for the ASP market is growing. What kind of application is being developed? Because remotely hosted applications can provide companies with cost-effective access to unique software, many applications are designed to be used occasionally. Others tend to use group connections provided over the Internet to provide flexible applications.

ASP has created software programs to handle various business functions, such as material management, human resources, financial management and e-commerce transaction services.

ASP provides a wide variety of solutions. Many ASPs do a good job of meeting the operational needs of companies in different industries and business sectors. Currently, ASP is committed to solving many technical and business problems in order to develop and enhance system applications.

A major advantage for business in seeking ASP services is that they provide an opportunity to reduce cost and increase efficiencies. Now Companies can have access to a wider range of software products with the possibility of paying less than an outright purchase through usage charge. This allows business to access applications that can service particular business needs so companies can focus on their core operations. Moreover, ASP are developing new software that can provide business solutions to operating issues not previously addressed through PC based software. ASP's also remove many technical administrative and maintenance issues associated with software by providing real time upgrades, remote hosting, remote dial in customer support and overall software management.

Web hosting companies are involved in the development of applications-however, many hosting companies provide network management and provide applications to users remotely. When providing ASP-related services, these companies are essentially AIP (application infrastructure providers.)

For large-scale hosting applications, ASP service providers are creating a new method of hosting and maintaining business applications.