How to Change the System Timezone on your VPS (Linux/Xen/KVM)

Changing the timezone in your Linux VPS, or other Linux system, can be easily done via shell.

Log in to your server, or open a terminal/console on your desktop, and use the following command to setup your preferred timezone:

ln -sf /usr/share/zoneinfo/US/Central /etc/localtime


You can explore the folder to see available timezones:

lsĀ /usr/share/zoneinfo/


This should work in almost all Linux distributions, and it is also a good way to set the timezone for KVM VPS, Xen VPS, and other Linux VPS systems.

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