CentOS How To's

How to Change Server Time in CentOS

I just usually use HKT because it is the easiest and it is the same as PHT. (Philippines Time)

1. Open a SSH/Terminal and type the following commands, and for windows user you can used putty to connect to server or you can access the Terminal by logging into VNC and right-clicking on the background, then select ‘Terminal’.

Type in terminal to check your current time that has been setup.

Output on my linux CentOS VPS:

[root@localhost ~]# ln -sf /usr/share/zoneinfo/Hongkong /etc/localtime
[root@localhost ~]# date
Fri Dec 26 10:33:32 PHT 2014
[root@localhost ~]#

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