Nginx 1.15.0 for Windows

Nginx 1.15.0 for Windows

Nginx 1.15.0 32-bit and 64-bit builds for Windows are now available for free download.

As usual, packages were built using the upstream mainline branch’s source code. “Engine x” is a high performance web server. It is also a caching proxy and a Layer 7 load balancing solution. Millions of web sites on the Internet use and benefit from Nginx while offering extreme performance, scalability, reliability, flexibility, and security.

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

On 10 April 2018, the mainline version of Nginx 1.15.0, was released at Also, the upstream changelog is as follows:

Changes with nginx 1.15.0 – 05 Jun 2018

  • ) Change: the “ssl” directive is deprecated; the “ssl” parameter of the “listen” directive should be used instead.
  • ) Change: now nginx detects missing SSL certificates during configuration testing when using the “ssl” parameter of the “listen” directive.
  • ) Feature: now the stream module can handle multiple incoming UDP datagrams from a client within a single session.
  • ) Bugfix: it was possible to specify an incorrect response code in the “proxy_cache_valid” directive.
  • ) Bugfix: nginx could not be built by gcc 8.1.
  • ) Bugfix: logging to syslog stopped on local IP address changes.
  • ) Bugfix: nginx could not be built by clang with CUDA SDK installed; the bug had appeared in 1.13.8.
  • ) Bugfix: “getsockopt(TCP_FASTOPEN) … failed” messages might appear in logs during binary upgrade when using unix domain listen sockets on FreeBSD.
  • ) Bugfix: nginx could not be built on Fedora 28 Linux.
  • ) Bugfix: request processing rate might exceed configured rate when using the “limit_req” directive.
  • ) Bugfix: in handling of client addresses when using unix domain listen sockets to work with datagrams on Linux.
  • ) Bugfix: in memory allocation error handling.

Maxim Dounin

Due to the build process, these Windows install files are provided to support legacy users. In other words, those who still use the Cygwin based builds. I started building long before official builds became available. Initially there was no other way to run on Windows. But now, official native Windows builds are available and supported at So please use the official builds if you are new to Nginx on Windows. Once again, they are fully supported and available for download at

Consequently, you may Download Nginx 1.15.0 for Windows (32-bit & 64-bit versions) here.

Furthermore, please check out the FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions.

The questions are updated continually as they are received. Therefore the answers may help you. Additionally, if you have other questions that are not on the FAQ please feel free to ask or leave a comment below.

In conclusion, I always welcome and appreciate your feedback for improvements and enhancements. Thank you.

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