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Board time is an hour out? Daylight Saving Time (DST)?

GregF

Active member
#1
Hi all,

Have noticed that even though we have the forums set to London time, the forum time seems to be an hour out? Does XenForo have DST settings at all? As I'm pretty sure my server time is correct...

Thanks,
Greg
 

Brogan

XenForo moderator
Staff member
#2
There is a guests' time zone which is set in the ACP.

Otherwise each member can set their own time zone in their account settings.
 

Mike

XenForo developer
Staff member
#3
If you need to check your server time, you need to check that the time actually corresponds with the time zone. For example, this post is at ~12:50 PM in the UK, but that of course is GMT+1 right now. If it's 12:50 on the server but in a time zone that is GMT (for example), that will make times incorrect.
 

GregF

Active member
#4
I noticed it last night whilst online at just after 11pm GMT, posts I had just made were showing as being posted Yesterday, then when I received an email to say I had a new conversation the email time was shown as an hour out too?

Just double checked my server time through WHM (root); "Current Time Tue Jun 21 13:04:29 GMT 2011" so that's correct...

Thanks,
Greg
 

Mike

XenForo developer
Staff member
#7
I'm not familiar with what the "GB" time zone means. Europe/London is likely what you want.

That said, it doesn't really matter if the time zone you select follows DST, as the server time itself is still about an hour out. (I should note that you should be careful when changing it; if you're moving the time back by an hour, some things will get confused until the time catches back up to what it was.)
 

GregF

Active member
#8
Hi guys,

Have since contacted my server people, and they've said the server time is correct, so it must be a coding issue with XF?
Can anyone help?

(Like I say not had this issue before with anything else time related - cron jobs I've run through Summer & Winter always run at correct times, etc.)

Thanks,
Greg