I was unsure where I should ask my question as this is an international site, but I figured out here would be best.
I'm currently in an internship in a company where we use "gandi.net" as web hoster for our servers etc..., but my boss asked me to check whether it could be replaced by an "HDS" labeled hosting service because he heard about those recently and got interested by it.
The problem being after few searches to see what HDS meant I think it's a label that means the web hosting service is approved by government to be used as a hosting service to store medical data but it doesn't seem to target people who don't use any medical data currently.
As my boss was very vague about this (because he doesn't seem to know what those exactly are yet), I had one question I wanted to ask to someone who's familiar with the different web hosting services existing in France:
"Does an HDS web hoster work like a normal web hoster with more security? Or are there features that those HDS web hoster can't do that a 'standard' web hoster like gandi can?"
For reference here is on the French government website a list of those so-called HDS approved sites: http://esante.gouv.fr/services/referentiels/securite/hebergeurs-agrees
To me they don't look like they can do the same things as gandi can and since our activity is far from this atm, I wanted to be sure.
I'm sorry if this was the wrong place to ask but I didn't know of many other places where I could ask open questions.