Last updated on October 10, 2020 by Dan Nanni
The default timezone for PHP is defined in
php.ini configuration file. So you will need to edit the file by hand.
First, find the location of
php.ini on your system as follows. In this example, it is found at
$ php --ini
Configuration File (php.ini) Path: /etc/php5/cli Loaded Configuration File: /etc/php5/cli/php.ini Scan for additional .ini files in: /etc/php5/cli/conf.d Additional .ini files parsed: /etc/php5/cli/conf.d/10-pdo.ini
Next, find out the timezone (
TZ) string of your region. For that, you can use a command-line tool called
tzselect. Simply run the following command:
You will then go through interactive menu to identify your region.
After you are done,
tzselect will print the value of
TZ variable as follows. In this example, the
TZ value is
Now open up
php.ini in a text editor, and look up
date.timezone variable in it. If
date.timezone variable definition is commented out, uncomment the line. Then change the timezone accordingly. You are done!
date.timezone = "America/New_York"
If you want to change the current timezone of your Linux system, refer to this tutorial.
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