Nginx 1.17.4 for Windows

Nginx 1.17.4 for Windows

Nginx 1.17.4 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 websites 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 24 September 2019, the stable version of Nginx 1.17.4, was released at Also, the upstream changelog is as follows:

Changes with nginx 1.17.4 – 24 September 2019

  • ) Change: better detection of incorrect client behavior in HTTP/2.
  • ) Change: in handling of not fully read client request body when returning errors in HTTP/2.
  • ) Bugfix: the “worker_shutdown_timeout” directive might not work when using HTTP/2.
  • ) Bug fix: a segmentation fault might occur in a worker process when using HTTP/2 and the “proxy_request_buffering” directive.
  • ) Bugfix: the ECONNABORTED error log level was “crit” instead of “error” on Windows when using SSL.
  • ) Bug fix: nginx ignored extra data when using chunked transfer encoding.
  • ) Bugfix: nginx always returned the 500 error if the “return” directive was used and an error occurred during reading client request body.
  • ) Bug fix: 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 1.15.8 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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