Using UTC as the time zone?

I read in the rails recipes book that it is best to store times as
UTC in the database. How do I do this? My server is located in GMT -6
CST. Do I need to change my server to use UTC or what?

Thanks for your help.

Thank You,
Ben J.
E: [email protected]

Ben J. wrote:

I read in the rails recipes book that it is best to store times as UTC
in the database. How do I do this? My server is located in GMT -6 CST.
Do I need to change my server to use UTC or what?

This is covered in the wiki:

http://wiki.rubyonrails.com/rails/pages/HowtoSetDefaultTimeZone


Philip R.
http://tzinfo.rubyforge.org/ – DST-aware timezone library for Ruby

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