Change TimeZone

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Article ID: 18
Created On: 13 Apr 2010 3:17 PM

Answer W3HUB servers have been set up with the GMT Time Zone.

You can modify your scripts to use EST or any other timezone you need by the following methods :

1) Using the function "putenv" in php scripts :
To convert Time Zone using putenv
"Original Time: ". date("h:i:s")."\n";
echo "New Time: ". date("h:i:s")."\n";

2) By putting the following in the .htaccess file in your main public_html folder :

SetEnv TZ "US/Eastern"

?You can use 1st OR 2nd method however in case your choice is 2nd - all php data/time functions will use timezone in .htaccess.

Also you should use "US/Central" or "GMT-6", this is identical

Below is a list of timezones and the offset (in hours) from UTC (Universal Coordinated Time). Find your geographic area on the list to determine your offset.

UTC Offset Geographic Area
0 England, Ireland, Portugal
+1 Europe: France, Spain, Germany, Poland, etc.
+2 Central Europe: Turkey, Greece, Finland, etc.
+3 Moscow, Saudi Arabia
+4 Oman
+5 Pakistan
+6 India
+7 Indonesia
+8 China, Phillipines, Malaysia, West Australia
+9 Japan
+10 East Australia
+11 Solomon islands, Micronesia
+12 Marshall Islands, Fiji
-11 Samoa, Midway
-10 Hawaii, French Polynesia, Cook island
-9 Alaska
-8 US Pacific
-7 US Mountain
-6 US Central
-5 US Eastern
-4 New Foundland, Venezuela, Chile
-3 Brazil, Argentina, Greenland
-2 Mid-Atlantic
-1 Azores, Cape Verda Is.