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Php Time ...how to set OFFSET fot your timezone..

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So this the code for displaying us time in San Francisco-USA where servers of Xisto are located and Slovenia-Europe (nine hours ahead of San Francisco):


<?php$server = date("F j, Y, g:i a"); // USA?><?php$myplace = date("F j, Y, g:i a", time() + 32400); // Slovenia?><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd;<html><head><title>Kulturno umetniko drutvo Godba na pihala Črnomelj - Kontakt.</title></head><body><?php echo $myplace;?><br /><br /><?php echo $server;?></body></html>

So this code defines local time that is set on server where you are hosted:


$server = date("F j, Y, g:i a"); // USA

This code defines time offset (e.g. time in your country, + or - hours depends on where you are living), we are 9 hours ahead San Francisco so we will embed code in prior time format like this:


$myplace = date("F j, Y, g:i a", time() + 32400); // Slovenia

Into prior code we added string:


time() + 32400

Which means we added 32400 seconds what is actually 9hours (*60minutes*60seconds= 9*60*60=32400seconds)


For displaying our strings in document we are using this code:


<?php echo $myplace;?><br /><br /><?php echo $server;?>

I found out how this works while fixing my guestbook and time entries which were 9 hours late. So this will solve most of your problems regarding this issue.


Working example of this code: here.


I better be going back to sleep, it is 5AM. :)


Notice from cmatcmextra:
Fixed broken link. (Changed directory /tutorial/ to /tutorials/)

Edited by cmatcmextra (see edit history)

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To add to this.

F = The full name of the month (January-December)j = Day of the month without a leading zero (1-31)
Y = The year as a 4-digit number (e.g. 2003)
g = The hour in 12-hour format without a leading zero (1-12)
i = The minutes with a leading zero (00-59)
a = "am" or "pm"

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David...Do NOT spam please. This is a pretty good tut for beginners, even though i didnt know how many seconds made w/e hours. Ill try using this in one of my sites, thanks for the tut.

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lol, you dont understand php at all the. PHP is software that needs to be installed on the web server, it processes the php code and gives a html output for the browser to read ;)

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