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

Discussion in 'XenForo Questions and Support' started by GregF, Jun 21, 2011.

  1. GregF

    GregF Active Member

    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...

  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    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.
  3. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    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.
  4. GregF

    GregF Active Member

    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...

  5. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    It's not correct - that correct for GMT +1 (BST), not GMT. :)
    GregF likes this.
  6. GregF

    GregF Active Member

    Ah. That'd explain it then! :D
    Any ideas? Can't see a GMT+1 or BST...

  7. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    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.)
  8. GregF

    GregF Active Member

    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.)

  9. DSF

    DSF Well-Known Member

    What does he sad? The server has GB-Time (actual/local) or the server has UTC?
  10. GregF

    GregF Active Member


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