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    resolved [RESOLVED] Better Way of Setting the Date?

    I live in the U.S. Central Standard Timezone, so naturally, my website follows CST. In one of my scripts, I use this:

    PHP Code:
    date_default_timezone_set('US/Central'); 
    to set the date accordingly before I insert it into my database. However, on this page from php.net, it warns PHP users not to use any of those timezones except for UTC.

    Is there a better way I can set the timezone to U.S. CST before I insert it into my database?

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    Use whichever one fits best from this page.

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    I've looked at that list before, but I don't have any idea which one of those is equal to CST

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    "America/Chicago" should be fine for CST (CDT starting this Sunday!).
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    Quote Originally Posted by nogdog View Post
    "america/chicago" should be fine for cst (cdt starting this sunday!).
    cdt?

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    Daylight savings time starts the 2nd Sunday of March these days. So Central Standard Time will become Central Daylight Time this Sunday.
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    Ah, okay. Sorry; I've just never heard the term CDT before.

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    EST -> EDT
    CST -> CDT
    MST -> MDT (Except in Arizona, which is MST all year long)
    PST -> PDT
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