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I have a few VPS servers with Godaddy and with every new server I contracted I had to ask them to set up NTP on the node hosting my container. They always did until now.

It seems like their technicians don't have a clue when it comes to time synchronization and keep talking about changing time zones.

On a VPS you can't set up NTP as it uses the system clock of the main machine running the VPS so of course I don't have access to that. I can choose my time zone but that's it. Since the system clock is going off more and more every day (1.5 seconds/day) I'll be having problems soon. I already called in like 5 times and sent numerous support tickets but no luck so far.

Does anyone have experience with system clocks on Godaddy VPS servers? Can I do something, what do I need to ask them?

closed as off-topic by CharlieRB, Tog, Olli, random Feb 2 '14 at 18:45

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  • What sort of VPS is it? Most Virtualization software offers the ability to uncouple from the parent, xen has xen.independent_wallclock = 1 in /etc/sysctl.conf which will then make reference to your ntp server.. not dom0. – NickW Jan 31 '14 at 13:02
  • After reading up on ways to figure out what my server is on I can conclude it's OpenVZ – Dominique Jan 31 '14 at 13:58
  • Hmm, the exception to the rule.. serverfault.com/questions/446289/…, basically, get your host to change the time, or tell him you're taking your business elsewhere. – NickW Jan 31 '14 at 14:02