Does DO run a time server?

January 8, 2014 1.7k views
I want to ensure my VPS has the correct time. Do I need to run NTP? If so, does DO run a time server I can point to?
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by Etel Sverdlov
This tutorial covers how to set up time synchronization and ensure that servers are synced using the NTP protocol so that all servers are displaying the same time. When a server's time is mismatched, emails sent out from the misconfigured server may arrive 3 minutes in the past on another, or users granted access only at certain times of the day may find themselves blocked.
As Pablo linked, the Time sync of the regular NTP pools should be near accurate enough for 99.99% of all things that require the correct time. If you needed something more accurate, I would also assume you would need more custom hardware for whatever purpose you need super-accurate time for.
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