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Server Time and location

I have a dedicated server LAMP + Plesk in a datacenter in Miami, FL.  I live and work in Orange County,CA.  All the scripts I write are for people in CA.  So when I start cron jobs that are based on time I always have to remember to add three hours.

Im wondering if there would be any problem changing the servers date/time to PST instead of EST although its in EST time zone physically.  Are there sync/ updte issues?  I know Authorize.net makes sure your server is synced to there time, but I can't remeber if you can tell it what zone etc.

Anything I should watch out for?

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the cron jobs are run in the timezone defined for the system (root user).
So I'd simply change the system's timezone if you have root access.
livegirlloveAuthor Commented:
I have root access and I can change system time.  Im just wondering if it will have an adverse effect on updates or syncronization etc.
> .. an adverse effect on updates or syncronization etc.
i.g. no (as long as the programs rely on the system time which is stored as epoch timestamp)
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