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. You can change the timezone your server uses to be different from System Time by following these instructions:

  1. Connect to your VPS v2 via SSH and su to root.

  2. From the SSH prompt, run the following command:

    # tzsetup
  3. Select NO at the first question about your CMOS clock.

  4. Select your Region, then country, and finally the timezone from the menus. You will be asked to confirm that the TimeZone abbreviation is correct.

  5. Once you have selected your timezone, run the following command to confirm that your VPS v2 is using the correct timezone.

    # date

    You should see the current time and date displayed, indicating the appropriate timezone abbreviation.

  6. Once you are certain your VPS v2 is using the right timezone, you will need to reboot your VPS v2 using shutdown -r so that the system logs and your services (including HTTP and Cron) will begin using the correct 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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