Nginx 1.7.4 for Windows

Nginx 1.7.4 for Windows

Nginx 1.7.4 for Windows (32-bit and 64-bit builds) are now available for free download. As always, packages are built from the upstream mainline 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 2014-08-05, the mainline version of Nginx 1.7.4 was released at The upstream changelog is as follows:

Changes with nginx 1.7.4 05 Aug 2014

  • ) Security: pipelined commands were not discarded after STARTTLS command in SMTP proxy (CVE-2014-3556); the bug had appeared in 1.5.6. Thanks to Chris Boulton.
  • ) Change: URI escaping now uses uppercase hexadecimal digits. Thanks to Piotr Sikora.
  • ) Feature: now nginx can be build with BoringSSL and LibreSSL. Thanks to Piotr Sikora.
  • ) Bugfix: requests might hang if resolver was used and a DNS server returned a malformed response; the bug had appeared in 1.5.8.
  • ) Bugfix: in the ngx_http_spdy_module. Thanks to Piotr Sikora.
  • ) Bugfix: the $uri variable might contain garbage when returning errors with code 400. Thanks to Sergey Bobrov.
  • ) Bugfix: in error handling in the “proxy_store” directive and the ngx_http_dav_module. Thanks to Feng Gu.
  • ) Bugfix: a segmentation fault might occur if logging of errors to syslog was used; the bug had appeared in 1.7.1.
  • ) Bugfix: the $geoip_latitude, $geoip_longitude, $geoip_dma_code, and $geoip_area_code variables might not work. Thanks to Yichun Zhang.
  • ) Bugfix: in memory allocation error handling. Thanks to Tatsuhiko Kubo and Piotr Sikora.

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

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