There are certain scenarios when you may be asked to make changes to your PHP configuration. Specifically, you may be directed to edit a file on your server called php.ini and to change your PHP’s timezone (date.timezone).
date.timezone is a setting managed through the PHP setting which set your PHP’s script timezone. This helps when the time is showing incorrectly in scripts, applications, setting the timezone may resolve your issue
While do not allow direct changes to PHP.ini on our servers. However, PHP configuration changes can be made from cPanel by following these steps:
1) Log into cPanel.
2) Look for the SOFTWARE section and click on Select PHP version
3) In the new window click on the Switch To PHP Options button.
4) Here you can locate the date.timezone and type in the value that you require.
5) Once you’ll do any change, please do a left-hand side click anywhere outside the dropdown or text input box. If the change was successful, you will see a green box with a message which will confirm that the change has been applied.
That’s all! Now you know how to change the date.timezone in cPanel.