How to change the PHP time zone setting
This article describes how to change the time zone setting in PHP by using the date.timezone directive in a php.ini file.
The information in this article only applies to certain types of hosting accounts. To determine whether or not the information below applies to your account, please see this article
This article assumes that you have already set up a custom php.ini
file on your web site. If you have not already set up a custom php.ini
file, please read this article
Using the date.timezone directive
By default, A2 Hosting's servers are set to use the US Eastern Standard Time zone. You can change the time zone that PHP uses for your scripts by setting the date.timezone directive in your php.ini file. For a complete list of supported time zones in PHP, please visit http://www.php.net/manual/en/timezones.php.
To change the time zone, use a text editor to modify the date.timezone directive in your php.ini file. For example, to set the time zone for Paris, France, use the following setting:
date.timezone = "Europe/Paris"
To verify the current value of the date.timezone
directive and other directives, you can use the phpinfo()
function. For more information, please see this article
- Custom php.ini files
You can use php.ini files to customize a wide range of PHP settings for your web site. Learn how here.
- Using php.ini directives
The directives in php.ini files allow you to control many settings for your web site. For example, you can control error logging, specify time zone information, and more.