Is anyone else amazed at how many people use nginx on Windows?

Kevin Worthington kworthington at
Thu May 7 03:10:35 MSD 2009

I am thankful to Igor for all of his hard work and the time he's spent  
to deliver a lightweight web server.

Being a person from a windows AND linux background, I appreciate the  
effort put into the Windows side. Before these native builds, I was  
compiling and providing my Cygwin builds to the Windows crowd for  
exactly the reason that

Kevin Worthington

On May 6, 2009, at 12:35 PM, Michael Shadle <mike503 at> wrote:

> Yeah, I did not mean to start a flame war. Obviously this will bring
> up the religious windows vs. linux/unix. I just found it quite
> interesting so many people were interested and seemed to be expecting
> the native Windows release.
> I do slightly disagree though. Sure, a developer might not have OS
> selection options and the system administrator ultimately makes the
> call, butif you're able to make a decision not he webserver being
> used, you should have some influence on the OS too.
> I did try the nginx that Kevin(?) built I believe was his name (sorry
> if I forgot your name dude) on my laptop so I could develop
> locally/remotely, but then I realized for PHP support I'v ebeen
> relying on php-fpm, and I had no clue how to get PHP going under
> fastcgi on Windows...
> I wound up using XAMPP or something and just kept the work I did  
> simple.
> On Wed, May 6, 2009 at 3:00 PM, Cliff Wells <cliff at> wrote:
>> While I tend to agree with the general sentiment, I don't think it's
>> necessary to insult people over their choice of technology.
>> Regards,
>> Cliff

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