Valid for versions 82 through the latest version
Last modified: August 31, 2021
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:
Select the appropriate time zone from the menu.Note:
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.
Click Change TimeZone.Note:
You can also change the time zone through the command line interface in the
/etc/localtimefile. However, for the system to reflect the change in the cPanel and WHM interfaces, you must restart the
cpsrvddaemon. To do this, run the
restartsrv_cpsrvdscript as the
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.