How do I change timezone for PHP?


If you only want particular PHP scripts and not shell or other cgi scripts to use a specific timezone, set the timezone environmental variable in your PHP code like below:

<?php
echo "Original Time: ". date("h:i:s")."\n";
putenv("TZ=US/Eastern");
echo "New Time: ". date("h:i:s")."\n";
?>

If you put the line putenv("TZ=US/Eastern"); in a file that is included by all your other PHP scripts, then all your PHP scripts will use that timezone.

A list of timezones to choose from, other than "US/Eastern" for your putenv() is here: http://www.theprojects.org/dev/zone.txt

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