Nginx 1.5.8 for Windows

Nginx 1.5.8 for Windows

Nginx 1.5.8 for Windows (32-bit and 64-bit builds) are now available for free download. As always, packages are built from the upstream development 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 use and benefit from Nginx because of its extreme performance, scalability, reliability, flexibility, and security.

On 2013-12-17, the development version of Nginx 1.5.8 was released at The upstream changelog is as follows:

Changes with nginx 1.5.8 17 Dec 2013

  • ) Feature: IPv6 support in resolver.
  • ) Feature: the “listen” directive supports the “fastopen” parameter. Thanks to Mathew Rodley.
  • ) Feature: SSL support in the ngx_http_uwsgi_module. Thanks to Roberto De Ioris.
  • ) Feature: vim syntax highlighting scripts were added to contrib. Thanks to Evan Miller.
  • ) Bugfix: a timeout might occur while reading client request body in an SSL connection using chunked transfer encoding.
  • ) Bugfix: the “master_process” directive did not work correctly in nginx/Windows.
  • ) Bugfix: the “setfib” parameter of the “listen” directive might not work.
  • ) Bugfix: in the ngx_http_spdy_module.

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 1.5.8 for Windows (32-bit & 64-bit versions) here.

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