Nginx 1.2.3 for Windows

Nginx for Windows

Nginx 1.2.3 for Windows (32-bit and 64-bit builds) are now available for free download. As always, packages are built from the upstream stable branch. Nginx (pronounced “engine x”) is a high performance web server, caching proxy and a Layer 7 load balancing solution. Millions of web sites on the Internet benefit from using Nginx because of its extreme performance, scalability, reliability, flexibility, and security.

On 2012-08-07, the stable version of Nginx 1.2.3 was released at The upstream changelog is as follows:

Changes with nginx 1.2.3 07 Aug 2012

  • ) Feature: the Clang compiler support.
  • ) Bugfix: extra listening sockets might be created.
    Thanks to Roman Odaisky.
  • ) Bugfix: nginx/Windows might hog CPU if a worker process failed to
    Thanks to Ricardo Villalobos Guevara.
  • ) Bugfix: the “proxy_pass_header”, “fastcgi_pass_header”,
    “scgi_pass_header”, “uwsgi_pass_header”, “proxy_hide_header”,
    “fastcgi_hide_header”, “scgi_hide_header”, and “uwsgi_hide_header”
    directives might be inherited incorrectly.
  • ) Bugfix: trailing dot in a source value was not ignored if the “map”
    directive was used with the “hostnames” parameter.
  • ) Bugfix: incorrect location might be used to process a request if a
    URI was changed via a “rewrite” directive before an internal redirect
    to a named location.

Maxim Dounin

These Windows install files are provided to support legacy users who still use the Cygwin based builds. Before starting providing native Windows packages, these were the only way to run Nginx on Windows. Now, official native Windows builds are available and supported at Please use those if you are new to Nginx on Windows. Once again, they are fully supported and available for download at

Download Nginx 1.2.3 for Windows (32-bit & 64-bit versions) here.

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