Published Date: September 18, 2018

As a VPS user, you can not change server time in a VPS because all VPS’s on the hardware node have the same system time. However, it is possible to change the default system timezone inside a VPS, for example, by replacing /etc/localtime with the file from /usr/share/zoneinfo which contains a description of your timezone.

1. Log in as a Root.

2. Issue the following command.

[root@support ~]# tzselect

tzselect will prompt you with a series of questions to determine the appropriate time zone file to use.
Check the last line after tzselect is completed, it should look like: “Region/City”

3. Take the backup of the current local time file.

[root@support ~]# mv /etc/localtime  /etc/localtime_org

4. Now update the localtime.

[root@support ~]# ln -s /usr/share/zoneinfo/"Region/City" /etc/localtime

Replace “Region/City” with the information given by tzselect [without “”].

5. Verify the changes done by “date” command.

[root@support007 ~]# date

Restart your VPS to take proper effect of the changes.



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