Change server time via WHM

After a WHM/cPanel installation, you may want to change the server time. Of course, you can do this from the command line, but you can also do this via the WHM interface.

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To change your dedicated/virtual server time via the WHM interface:

  1. Connect to your WHM installation
  2. Go to Server Configuration >> Server Time.
  3. Now select the time from the drop-down list box and click the ChangeĀ TimeZone buttonĀ to apply it. You will see a confirmation message like Local timezone has been set to America/New_York.
  4. Restart the server via System Reboot >> Graceful Server Reboot
cPanel recommend you to restart the server after each time zone modification: To ensure consistency, we strongly recommend that you reboot the server after you change the time zone.

There is also a button to sync the server time. Use this to sync the time with the time server. Notice that this will not work on virtual servers – you will get a warning message Container environment detected – rdate skipped.

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