One of many things that you probably do when managing a VPS is setting up date and time to match your local date and time. Here’s a quick guide to change your VPS’ timezone.
You can find your own timezone at
/usr/share/zoneinfo/ and copy it to
/etc/localtime. Here’s the magic spell:
[server]# cp /usr/share/zoneinfo/Asia/Jakarta /etc/localtime
Of course you have to change that
Asia/Jakarta thing into your own timezone.
date command output before I change its timezone:
Wed Apr 4 16:34:20 EDT 2012
And this is after:
Thu Apr 5 03:36:05 WIT 2012
Tic.. tac.. tic.. tac..
Warning: This shell script will remove your previous Apache installation.
After reading a tutorial of how to install Nginx, PHP and MySQL in a difficult way, now I would like to tell ya how to install them in a very easy way.
I found this method was very effective and completed just within few minutes in my Centos VPS.
- Download this shell script to your VPS
[root@power ~]# wget http://freevps.us/downloads/nginx-centos.sh
- Run that bash script
[root@power ~]# bash nginx-centos.sh
- Voila! Nginx, PHP-FPM and MySQL are installed at glance!
Not only that, this shell script also installed a tool to create virtual host in Nginx named
When I made virtual host for this blog, I just need to run this command:
[root@power ~]# setup-vhost sandalian.com
Then I uploaded all my files at
/var/www/sandalian.com and configure database connection etc.
Thanks to you guys at freevps.us, installing this stack never been easier than this!