Nginx 1.5.6 for Windows (32-bit and 64-bit builds) are now available for free download. As always, packages are built from the upstream development branch. Nginx (pronounced “engine x”) is a high performance web server, caching proxy and a Layer 7 load balancing solution. Millions of web sites on the Internet use and benefit from Nginx because of its extreme performance, scalability, reliability, flexibility, and security.
On 2013-10-01, the development version of Nginx 1.5.6 was released at nginx.org. The upstream changelog is as follows:
Changes with nginx 1.5.6 01 Oct 2013
- ) Feature: the “fastcgi_buffering” directive.
- ) Feature: the “proxy_ssl_protocols” and “proxy_ssl_ciphers” directives. Thanks to Piotr Sikora.
- ) Feature: optimization of SSL handshakes when using long certificate chains.
- ) Feature: the mail proxy supports SMTP pipelining.
- ) Bugfix: in the ngx_http_auth_basic_module when using “$apr1$” password encryption method. Thanks to Markus Linnala.
- ) Bugfix: in Mac OS X, Cygwin, and nginx/Windows incorrect location might be used to process a request if locations were given using characters in different cases.
- ) Bugfix: automatic redirect with appended trailing slash for proxied locations might not work.
- ) Bugfix: in the mail proxy server.
- ) Bugfix: in the ngx_http_spdy_module.
These Windows install files are provided to support legacy users who still use the Cygwin based builds. Before nginx.org starting providing native Windows packages, these were the only way to run Nginx on Windows. Now, official native Windows builds are available and supported at nginx.org. Please use those if you are new to Nginx on Windows. Once again, they are fully supported and available for download at nginx.org.
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