Having issues with applying the 'date.timezone' value through the PHP Selector in cPanel? Don't worry, we've got you covered. Follow the steps below to resolve this issue:

Step 1: Viewing the Current 'date.timezone' Value

First, you need to check the current 'date.timezone' value. To do this, you can use a phpinfo() file. Here's how:

  1. Log into your cPanel account.
  2. Navigate to the 'File Manager'.
  3. In the public_html directory, create a new file and name it 'phpinfo.php'.
  4. Edit this file and add the following line of code: <?php phpinfo(); ?>
  5. Save the changes and close the file.
  6. Now, open a new browser tab and navigate to 'yourdomain.com/phpinfo.php'. Replace 'yourdomain.com' with your actual domain name.
  7. On this page, you'll see a lot of information about your PHP configuration. Look for the 'date.timezone' value.

Step 2: Changing the 'date.timezone' Value

If the 'date.timezone' value is empty or incorrect, you can easily change it through the PHP Selector. Here's how:

  1. Go back to your cPanel main dashboard.
  2. Navigate to 'Software' and then click on 'Select PHP Version'.
  3. Click on 'Switch to PHP Options'.
  4. Here, you'll see a list of various PHP options. Find 'date.timezone' and click on its current value.
  5. In the text box, enter your desired timezone in double quotes. For example, if you want to set it to London time, you would enter: "Europe/London". 
    The double quotes are important because the slash (/) in the timezone value can break the contents and pass it through incorrectly. Using double quotes fixes this issue.
  6. Click on 'Apply', and then 'Save' to save your changes.

And that's it! You have successfully set the 'date.timezone' value through the PHP Selector in cPanel.