Nginx 1.9.7 for Windows

Nginx 1.9.7 for Windows

Nginx 1.9.7 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 2015-11-17, the mainline version of Nginx 1.9.7 was released at The upstream changelog is as follows:

Changes with nginx 1.9.7 — 17 Nov 2015

  • ) Feature: the “nohostname” parameter of logging to syslog.
  • ) Feature: the “proxy_cache_convert_head” directive.
  • ) Feature: the $realip_remote_addr in the ngx_http_realip_module.
  • ) Bugfix: the “expires” directive might not work when using variables.
  • ) Bugfix: a segmentation fault might occur in a worker process when using HTTP/2; the bug had appeared in 1.9.6.
  • ) Bugfix: if nginx was built with the ngx_http_v2_module it was possible to use the HTTP/2 protocol even if the “http2” parameter of the “listen” directive was not specified.
  • ) Bugfix: in the ngx_http_v2_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 1.9.7 for Windows (32-bit & 64-bit versions) here.

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