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How to change the date.timezone in cPanel

There are certain scenarios when you may be asked to change 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).

What is the date.timezone PHP Setting?

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, and applications, setting the timezone may resolve your issue

How to Change the date.timezone in cPanel

The PHP Selector is omitted by default in cPanel and might be missing from your account if you are hosting with a different web host. All ChemiCloud customers should see the Select PHP Version section in their hosting account’s cPanel.

Watch the video tutorial, or continue following the step-by-step instructions in this tutorial.

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

PHP Version
Software > Select PHP Version

3) Click on the Options link in the new window.

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4) Here, you can locate the date.timezone, and type in the value you require.

date.timezone cPanel

Here’s a list with the Supported PHP Timezones

5) Once you’ll do any changes, 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.

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Updated on January 16, 2023
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