Server Time

Valid for versions 82 through the latest version



Last modified: April 8, 2024


This feature allows you to set your server’s time zone and synchronize its time with your network’s time server.


To validate your cPanel & WHM license, you must set your server to the correct time.

Set the time zone for your server

To set the time zone on your server, perform the following steps:

  1. Select the appropriate time zone from the menu.


    We recommend that you set your server’s time zone to Universal Time, Coordinated (UTC). This allows servers that run in different time zones to interact, helping prevent Daylight Savings Time errors.

  2. Click Change TimeZone.


    To set your time zone from the command line, use the timedatectl command. For more information about the timedatectl command, read the timedatectl command’s man page. cPanel users cannot use this command even if they have shell access.

  3. Reboot the server to ensure that the time change is consistent throughout the server. The System Reboot interface will allow you to reboot the server.

Synchronize the time for your server

You may synchronize your server to your network’s time server, as determined by your hosting provider. This is useful if your server’s time is incorrect.

To synchronize your server’s time with the network time server, click Sync Time with Time Server.

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