# Windows

This section will guide you on installing and starting EMQX on Windows with a zip file.


It is recommended only to use EMQX for development and testing on Windows. And it is recommended to run EMQX with Docker.

  1. Download http://emqx-5.0.14-windows-amd64.tar.gz (opens new window), and unzip it.

  2. To start EMQX, run:

./bin/emqx start