Nginx 1.17.2 for Windows

Nginx 1.17.2 for Windows

Nginx 1.17.2 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 23 July 2019, the stable version of Nginx 1.17.2, was released at Also, the upstream changelog is as follows:

Changes with nginx 1.17.2 – 23 Jul 2019

  • ) Change: minimum supported zlib version is Thanks to Ilya Leoshkevich.
  • ) Change: the $r->internal_redirect() embedded perl method now expects escaped URIs.
  • ) Feature: it is now possible to switch to a named location using the $r->internal_redirect() embedded perl method.
  • ) Bugfix: in error handling in embedded perl.
  • ) Bug fix: a segmentation fault might occur on start or duringreconfiguration if hash bucket size larger than 64 kilobytes was used in the configuration.
  • ) Bugfix: nginx might hog CPU during unbuffered proxying and when proxying WebSocket connections if the select, poll, or /dev/poll methods were used.
  • ) Bug fix: in the ngx_http_xslt_filter_module.
  • ) Bugfix: in the ngx_http_ssi_filter_module.

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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