Definition - What does Hosted Desktop mean?
A hosted desktop is a virtual machine that hosts the operating system, applications, data and other system configurations of a physical desktop. A hosted desktop provides similar functionality and capabilities as a physical desktop. It can be accessed through a client-end browser or in some cases, a thin client utility.
A hosted desktop is also known as a virtual desktop. The process is known as desktop virtualization.
Techopedia explains Hosted Desktop
As with virtual machines, hosted desktops are centrally managed by a virtualization or virtual machine manager, which allocates the necessary computing, memory, storage, I/O and other virtualization-specific features.