It can sometimes happen that something is wrong with the system time on the server or that you want to change it for various reasons.
All of this can be easily controlled using an SSH program like Putty.

First and foremost, it is important to check if the current minute in the system time is correct. It can happen that the time on one of our host systems is not accurate. In such cases, our support team can adjust it upon request. Usually, our host systems automatically synchronize the time daily.

Instructions: Connect to your server using SSH. You can use Putty, for example. All you need is the IP address of your server, possibly (if changed) the port, and the root password. In this case, use the username „root“. Now, enter „date“ to check the system time. After confirming the entry, the system time should be displayed. Compare it with the current time to see if any adjustments need to be made. If the system time is incorrect, please contact our support team for assistance. If everything is correct and only the time zone is wrong, proceed as follows:

Debian, Ubuntu, Suse

Enter „dpkg-reconfigure tzdata„. A selection field will appear. Choose „Europe“ first and then „Berlin“ for the German time zone. The time zone is now changed. It is recommended to double-check by entering „date“ to ensure everything is correct.


Enter „cp /usr/share/zoneinfo/Europe/Berlin /etc/localtime“ and confirm. The time zone is now corrected. If you want to set a different time zone, adjust the input accordingly.