How to Set Joomla Server Time Zone (Step by Step)

(Last Updated On: October 3, 2019)

Want to set the time zone of your Joomla website? This Joomla tutorial will show you how to set Joomla server time zone.

It is always advised to set the server time zone of your Joomla website to match the location you are operating from, or where you are accessing your Joomla website from. The reason for this is to avoid conflict in time!

How to Set Joomla Server Time Zone

This Joomla tutorial is divided into 2 sub-sections which are;

  • How to set Joomla server time zone
  • How to set Joomla server time zone of a user

How to Set Joomla Server Time Zone

The following sub-sections will show you how to set Joomla server time zone.

Step 1

Log in to the Control Panel of your Joomla website. The login page of your Joomla website could be accessed by adding /administrator to the end of the homepage URL. For example; if your Joomla website URL is http://example.com, adding /administrator to the end of http://example.com becomes http://example.com/administrator. When the go or enter button is pressed, it displays the admin login page of your Joomla website. You can now enter your admin username and password.

Step 2

When you are logged into your Joomla website, click on system » global configuration.

If you are new to Joomla, we recommend you see how to learn Joomla and how to use Joomla.

Step 3

On the global configuration page of your Joomla website, click on server settings.

Step 4

Find the section named location settings, under location settings, click on the drop down that is located above website time zone.

A drop down will appear, find and select the server time zone location you would like your Joomla website to be set to.

Step 5

After setting your server time zone, hit the save button to save your new server time zone.

How to Set Joomla Server Time Zone of a User Account

The server time zone of a Joomla user can be changed/set to match the time zone/location from where a registered Joomla user is operating from.

To change the server time zone of any user in your Joomla website, click on the name of the user to open the user edit page (account settings tab). On the account settings tab, click on the basic settings tab.

Find time zone. There is a dropdown menu below time zone, click and select the time zone of your Joomla user (where your user is operating from), and save.

See our Joomla tutorial on how to create and modify a Joomla user for detailed instructions.

Quick Recap: How to Set Joomla Server Time Zone

  • Step 1 – Log in to the administrative panel of the Joomla website you would like to change the time zone.
  • Step 2 – Click on system » global configuration.
  • Step 3 – Click on the server tab.
  • Step 4 – Find the location setting section. Click on the drop down menu that is below website time zone to change the time zone of your Joomla website.
  • Step 5 – Save your new time zone setting.

Conclusion

Setting the server time zone of your Joomla website to match your location is pretty helpful!

Following this JovialGuide, you will be able to set the global time zone of your Joomla website. Individual users can still set the time zone to match their current respective locations (the global time zone will not affect them).

We have other Joomla tutorials we wrote, see our tutorials on Joomla for more.

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