Have you ever been a cheapskate and opted for a shared hosting environment in a foreign country merely because it was cheaper? Haver you ever been frustrated for not being able to control the server system time because obviously, that is not your server?

Cheapskate – A stingy person. Somebody who buys cheap in favour of higher quality or better stuff. Even though they might be able to afford the better. Perhaps ungenerously trying not to spend much on their friends. Not particularly offensive, and often intended to ridicule in a light-hearted manner. North American origin (skate apparently meaning fellow).


Well the good news is you can use the php.ini file in your shared hosting account to take control of the server local time as follows:

A list of supported time zones: http://php.net/manual/en/timezones.php