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How can I set the correct time zone in my shop?

ask the hosting provider to set correct time on the server or you can modify the date function in language file (correct if I wrong).

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Time is a funny thing. If a hosting service has clients in more than two timezones, which one is "correct".


There are several ways to manipulate date/time in php and since osC uses a couple itself and takes its time settings from the php interpreter, it is probably easiest for most to include a date.timezone setting in their php.ini file (if php > 5 and TZ is not set).


Otherwise, the php > 5 function date_default_timezone_set could be used in a top level script. Valid timezones are here:



Or you could indeed modify time by arithmetic methods in the many calls to mktime().


Any way you do it, if you do not have direct access to the mysql binary, you will not be able to set the database engine's time and it will continue to use the true server time (whether it is "correct" or not) making visual synchronization between any number of other osC functions seemingly out-of-whack.


Just modify the configured date strings to show the server time zone is my solution.

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I don't know if this helps or not, but several people have told me this works:


Server Timezone fix 1.0

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