On 31/01/2012 01:55, Ron Piggott wrote:
> On my clients account when I use “echo date(‘D, d M Y H:i:s');” the output is 
> 5 hours ahead of us.  How do I change it to my local time?  Is there a way to 
> specify “Eastern” time zone?
> I expect this would work:
> echo date(‘D, d M Y H:i:s' , ( strtotime( date(‘D, d M Y H:i:s') – 21600  ) ) 
> );
> I would prefer to specify Eastern time, so if the web host changes a server 
> setting it will remain in Eastern time zone.  Ron

Hi Ron,

I use this function to get the current time in a particular timezone:

 * Return the current local time by timezone name
 * @param string $timezone
 * @return array
 * @author Ian Gibbons
function getNowByTimezone($timezone){
        $remote_timezone= new DateTimeZone($timezone);
        $remote_time    = new DateTime("now", $remote_timezone);

        return getDate(strtotime($remote_time->format("Y-m-d H:i:s")));



$london_time = getNowByTimezone("Europe/London");
echo date("D, d M Y H:i:s", $london_time[0]);




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