Nginx 1.11.3 for Windows

Nginx 1.11.3 for Windows
Note specific to 1.11.3: There is a bug with stream support in 1.11.3, so I removed the –with-stream flag in order to have a working version. See here for more:

Nginx 1.11.3 for Windows (32-bit and 64-bit builds) are now available for free download. As always, packages are built from the upstream mainline 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.

Note: these builds are built with older versions of OpenSSL and therefore SSL/TLS is NOT recommended for use. USE AT YOUR OWN RISK. Using http only is recommended.

On 2016-07-26, the mainline version of Nginx 1.11.3 was released at The upstream changelog is as follows:

Changes with nginx 1.11.3 — 26 Jul 2016

  • ) Change: now the “accept_mutex” directive is turned off by default.
  • ) Feature: now nginx uses EPOLLEXCLUSIVE on Linux.
  • ) Feature: the ngx_stream_geo_module.
  • ) Feature: the ngx_stream_geoip_module.
  • ) Feature: the ngx_stream_split_clients_module.
  • ) Feature: variables support in the “proxy_pass” and “proxy_ssl_name” directives in the stream module.
  • ) Bugfix: socket leak when using HTTP/2.
  • ) Bugfix: in configure tests. Thanks to Piotr Sikora.

Maxim Dounin

These Windows install files are provided to support legacy users who still use the Cygwin based builds. Before 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 Please use those if you are new to Nginx on Windows. Once again, they are fully supported and available for download at

Download Nginx 1.11.3 for Windows (32-bit & 64-bit versions) here.

Check out the FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions. The answers may help you. If you have other questions that are not on the FAQ, please feel free to ask, or leave a comment, below. Thank you.

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