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how to change default timezone in ist from utc

i am using Asia/Kolkata timezone , every time it is taking UTC but i want to take time of IST.

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I’m seeing IST in my zonefile:

# zdump /usr/share/zoneinfo/Asia/Kolkata 
/usr/share/zoneinfo/Asia/Kolkata  Wed Oct 24 20:44:26 2018 IST

Another interesting tidbit is that I’m seeing Calcutta there too:

# zdump /usr/share/zoneinfo/Asia/Calcutta 
/usr/share/zoneinfo/Asia/Calcutta  Wed Oct 24 20:45:54 2018 IST

Anglicization, yay!

Can you try putting a info.php file with this code:

<?php

 phpinfo();

?

Then open the script from your website (ex: http://example.com/info.php) and see what timezone is showing there. I’m suspecting something else is overwriting your timezone. Perhaps in another ini file. Seach for php.ini on the page as that will show you where the default.timezone is being sourced from.