Nginx 1.15.2 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.
On 24 July 2018, the mainline version of Nginx 1.15.2, was released at nginx.org. Also, the upstream changelog is as follows:
Changes with nginx 1.15.2 – 24 July 2018
- ) Feature: the $ssl_preread_protocol variable in the ngx_stream_ssl_preread_module.
- ) Feature: now when using the “reset_timedout_connection” directive nginx will reset connections being closed with the 444 code.
- ) Change: a logging level of the “http request”, “https proxy request”, “unsupported protocol”, and “version too low” SSL errors has been lowered from “crit” to “info”.
- ) Bugfix: DNS requests were not resent if initial sending of a request failed.
- ) Bugfix: the “reuseport” parameter of the “listen” directive was ignored if the number of worker processes was specified after the “listen” directive.
- ) Bugfix: when using OpenSSL 1.1.0 or newer it was not possible to switch off “ssl_prefer_server_ciphers” in a virtual server if it was switched on in the default server.
- ) Bugfix: SSL session reuse with upstream servers did not work with the TLS 1.3 protocol.
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 nginx.org. 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 nginx.org.
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.