I have a perl program running on the new CCGI server which I recently migrated back from the Plesk server when that was decommissioned. I had cause to use this program in anger yesterday, the first day of BST, and all the times displayed using the localtime system call were an hour out. I fixed it pretty easily by setting the TZ environment variable to "Europe/London" within my program, but I was surprised that this was necessary. On the Plesk server I didn't need to do that, and I would have thought that CCGI would have the correct default timezone to cope with the clock change. Is this something that ought to be changed?
Relying on the system setting for timezone is generally deprecated these days. Hostopia probably use a generic set-up for their servers anyway and since the server is not in the UK it is a moot point which EU country TZ should be set. Leaving it to the individual is my preference.