Modify the default PHP timezone

Before running the commands shown on this page, you should load the Bitnami stack environment by executing the installdir/use_APPNAME script (Linux and MacOS) or by clicking the shortcut in the Start Menu under “Start -> Bitnami APPNAME Stack -> Application console” (Windows). On OS X VMs, the installation directory is /opt/bitnami and OS X VM users can click the “Open Terminal” button to run commands. Learn more about the Bitnami stack environment and about OS X VMs.

The default timezone is “America/Los_Angeles” but you can change it in the php.ini file, as shown below:

date.timezone = "America/Los_Angeles"

You can see all available timezones at

Last modification April 8, 2020