Nginx 1.17.0 for Windows

Nginx 1.17.0 for Windows

Nginx 1.17.0 32-bit and 64-bit builds for Windows are now available for free download.

As usual, packages were built using the upstream stable 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 21 May 2019, the stable version of Nginx 1.17.0, was released at Also, the upstream changelog is as follows:

Changes with nginx 1.17.0 — 21 May 2019

  • ) Feature: variables support in the “limit_rate” and “limit_rate_after” directives.
  • ) Feature: variables support in the “proxy_upload_rate” and “proxy_download_rate” directives in the stream module.
  • ) Change: minimum supported OpenSSL version is 0.9.8.
  • ) Change: now the postpone filter is always built.
  • ) Bugfix: the “include” directive did not work inside the “if” and “limit_except” blocks.
  • ) Bugfix: in byte ranges processing.

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 1.15.8 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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