How to Change Server Current Time to Indian Standar Time Zone?

To see the current server time:  ( Set for Central US time - CST)

If you want to override this time zone setting, to IST time zone, follow these instruction.

1. Login to cPanel

2. Open Legacy File Manager > public_html >

3. Create a new file called php.ini  (if already created edit it)

4. Add following code

date.timezone =Asia/Kolkata

5. Save php.ini file

To Test the Current Changed Time Zone, follow this instruction.

1. Create new file called time.php

3. copy / paste below code


<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=windows-1252">

<script type="text/javascript">

var currenttime = '<? print date("F d, Y H:i:s", time())?>' //PHP method of getting server date

///////////Stop editting here/////////////////////////////////

var montharray=new Array("January","February","March","April","May","June","July","August","September","October","November","December")
var serverdate=new Date(currenttime)

function padlength(what){
var output=(what.toString().length==1)? "0"+what : what
return output

function displaytime(){
var datestring=montharray[serverdate.getMonth()]+" "+padlength(serverdate.getDate())+", "+serverdate.getFullYear()
var timestring=padlength(serverdate.getHours())+":"+padlength(serverdate.getMinutes())+":"+padlength(serverdate.getSeconds())
document.getElementById("servertime").innerHTML=datestring+" "+timestring

setInterval("displaytime()", 1000)


<p><b>Current Server Time:</b> <span id="servertime"></span></p>


4. Save the file time.php

5. Now view the file in browser:

It should show the IST time. If you still have problem fixing the time zone, post a support ticket to Tech Department.

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