I am making a website where I need to save the date in the PHP
<?php $finalize_at = date('Y-m-d H:i:s'); ?>
Is there any way to change the timezone for PHP or set a timezone change from somewhere in
php.ini and make these values available for PHP.
Much appreciate your support.
You can do it easily just by the following two lines of PHP.
1: Method (PHP file)
<?php date_default_timezone_set("Asia/Bangkok"); echo date_default_timezone_get(); echo date('Y-m-d H:i:s'); date_default_timezone_set("Europe/Paris"); echo date_default_timezone_get(); echo date('Y-m-d H:i:s'); ?>
2: Method for php.ini file
This is what helped set default timezone settings:
1) Go to your
phpinfo() page and search for
Loaded Configuration File and open the
php.ini the file mentioned under that section.
2) Change the default timezone settings by adding your new timezone by modifying this line:
3) Save the
php.ini file and stop the Apache server.
4) Restart the Apache server. The timezone settings should now be modified.
answered Nov 26
Follow the steps given below on how to set timezone in php.ini
Step 1: Create a php.ini file under your website folder.
Step 2: Change the default timezone settings by adding your new timezone.
For Example date.timezone=Asia/Kolkata
Step 3: Save the php.ini file.
answered Dec 30
PHP relies on the date.timezone value for some date/time functions executed by PHP-based applications. Sometimes you even get an error message on your web server logs that clearly indicates this necessity.
Fortunately, this is easy to accomplish and we will show you how. For this guide, we will be using CentOS 6 with root privileges.
Open the php.ini file
On CentOS, the php.ini file is located at the /etc directory.
sudo vi /etc/php.ini
Depending on the installed version of the PHP version, you will find a [Date] section like the following. If it is not there, just add a line with the "date.timezone = Your/Timezone" function.
[Date]; Defines the default timezone used by the date functions; http://www.php.net/manual/en/datetime.configuration.php#ini.date.timezone
Uncomment the date.timezone function and set its value to the timezone you need. In this case, we will use America/New_York. To see a list of supported timezones, refer to php.net
[Date] ; Defines the default timezone used by the date functions; http://www.php.net/manual/en/datetime.configuration.php#ini.date.timezone date.timezone = America/New_York
Now, save and exit the php.ini file.
Restart Apache webserver
In order for the changes to take effect, you need to restart the Apache webserver:
sudo service httpd restart
Congratulations, you have set the timezone in php.ini file.
answered Dec 30