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This documentation is for a previous release of cPanel & WHM. To view our latest documentation, visit our Home page.

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(Home >> Server Configuration >> Server Time)


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 your server’s time zone

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

  1. Select the appropriate time zone from the menu.
  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:

service cpsrvd restart

Synchronize your server’s time with the time 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.