Server Time

Valid for versions 82 through the latest version



Last modified: May 13, 2020


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


For your cPanel & WHM license to work properly, 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 timezones to interact concurrently with one another and help prevent Daylight Savings Time-related errors on your systems.

  2. Click Change TimeZone.

    You can change your time zone via your server’s GUI tools, or via the command line interface in the /etc/localtime file. However, for the system to reflect the change in the cPanel and WHM interfaces, you must restart the cpsrvd daemon. To do this, run the following command as the root user:


Synchronize the time for your server

You may synchronize your server to your network’s time server. 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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