How to let a VPS set a custom timezone

October 21, 2022 / VPS Hosting

In this guide, we will explain how to allow a VPS to set a custom timezone. Custom timezone cannot be set by the VPS owner. So, the VPS has to use the timezone set on the node. But, sometimes users need a customised timezone based on their geographical position.

Sys_time needs to be enabled on your node for a VPS to set its timezone. This thing needs to be scheduled as it includes a VPS reboot. A maintenance window of 10 to 15 minutes is adequate.

Follow the steps:

1) Log in to the node and run the commands:

#vzctl stop
#vzctl set –save –capability sys_time: on
#vzctl start

2) Then change the timezone or date on your VPS.

#ln -fs /usr/share/zoneinfo/UK/Leeds /etc/localtime

That’s it!

This way a VPS can set a different timezone. Never hesitate to contact our support team for any help and you can raise questions in our forum discussion too. There you will get many responses.


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