Changing the timezone

If you're like us, you'll want your server's timezone to match your local time to make log management easier. Fortunately, this is easy to do! This guide works perfectly on servers running CentOS and may vary on other Linux distributions.

mv /etc/localtime /etc/localtime.bak
ln -s /usr/share/zoneinfo/Europe/London /etc/localtime

In the above example, we've taken a backup of the /etc/localtime file, and adjusted the timezone to Europe/London.

To make this change permanent, you need to edit the file /etc/sysconfig/clock and add the entry ZONE="Europe/London" and save the file. This will keep the time zone even after the server reboot.

A list of supported timezones can be found here.
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