Starts the Inets application. Default type is temporary. See also application(3).
Dynamically starts an Inets service after the Inets application has been started.
Dynamically started services are not handled by application takeover and failover behavior when Inets is run as a distributed application. Nor are they automatically restarted when the Inets application is restarted. As long as the Inets application is operational, they are supervised and can be soft code upgraded.
A service started as stand_alone, that is, the service is not started as part of the Inets application, lose all OTP application benefits, such as soft upgrade. The stand_alone-service is linked to the process that started it. Usually some supervision functionality is still in place and in some sense the calling process becomes the top supervisor.
Stops the Inets application. See also application(3).