Nginx 1.9.6 for Windows

Nginx 1.9.6 for Windows

Nginx 1.9.6 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.

Note: from this release forward, HTTP2 support is compiled in.

On 2015-10-27, the mainline version of Nginx 1.9.6 was released at The upstream changelog is as follows:

Changes with nginx 1.9.6 — 27 Oct 2015

  • ) Bugfix: a segmentation fault might occur in a worker process when using HTTP/2. Thanks to Piotr Sikora and Denis Andzakovic.
  • ) Bugfix: the $server_protocol variable was empty when using HTTP/2.
  • ) Bugfix: backend SSL connections in the stream module might be timed out unexpectedly.
  • ) Bugfix: a segmentation fault might occur in a worker process if different ssl_session_cache settings were used in different virtual servers.
  • ) Bugfix: nginx/Windows could not be built with MinGW gcc; the bug had appeared in 1.9.4. Thanks to Kouhei Sutou.
  • ) Bugfix: time was not updated when the timer_resolution directive was used on Windows.
  • ) Miscellaneous minor fixes and improvements. Thanks to Markus Linnala, Kurtis Nusbaum 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 1.9.6 for Windows (32-bit & 64-bit versions) here.

Check out the FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions. The answers may help you. If you have other questions that are not on the FAQ, please feel free to ask, or leave a comment, below. Thank you.

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