Fedora Linux grows 122.4% in 6 months on Linux Web hosting market

NetCraft points out Fedora’s winning run as far as leading distribution for the Web hosting market. The company surveyed the number of active sites in September 2004 and March 2005, noticing 122.4% growth for the RedHat-sponsored Linux operating system. Surprisingly at the same time, RedHat’s flagship OS product, RedHat Enterprise Linux, slipped by 1.2%.

 Distribution   Active sites
Sep 2004 
 Active sites
Mar 2005 
Growth Rate 
RedHat 1630382 1610427 -1.2%
Debian 693941 791086 14.0%
Cobalt 619960 516963 -16.6%
SuSE 399031 442908 11.0%
Fedora 182421 405682 122.4%
Mandrake 62972 73459 16.7%
Gentoo 43525 63160 45.1%