VPS hosting plans can be installed with a choice of Windows or Linux operating system to create a custom web server stack environment for software development and operations support of websites or mobile applications in production. Most web hosting companies use OpenStack or CloudStack with KVM virtualization, Citrix Xen Server, Parallels, OpenVZ or Virtuozzo to orchestrate their VPS platforms.
Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware ESXi are both more popular in private cloud construction for corporate IT data centers. Cloud hosting solutions such as Azure, AWS, Google Cloud, etc. provide Windows and Linux VPS plans at enterprise scale to major corporations, while retail web hosting companies offer high performance, budget rate, or managed platform VPS plans to small businesses and independent publishers to provide shared access to data center services.