The default timezone on your server is set to be the same as the System Time. System time is the timezone that the operating system uses, in this case, GMT.

To check what timezone your Virtual Private Server is using, you can run the following command from a SSH or Telnet command prompt.

% virtual date

Changing Timezones

We have created an easy to use tool to set the timezone on your Virtual Private Server. To change the local time on your server, simply connect to it via SSH or Telnet and run the following command.

% vinstall timezone

The timezone tool will prompt you to select a region from a list, then a place within that region that is in the timezone you wish to use.

After setting the timezone, you may need to restart apache and log out and then back in before you will see the new timezone.

Please note: the information on this page applies to ITS web hosting plans. It may or may not apply to other environments. If you are looking for a feature described here, or better support from your hosting provider, please consider hosting your site with ITS!

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