PhpBB time setting failure

After two installations of PhpBB, I can’t set the time properly. When I change System Timezone under General Board Settings, it has no effect on the displayed time.

I’ve contact Dreamhost support twice and they can’t help with this “script” problem.

A PhpBB support doc says this is a symptom of the Server Time setting.

Is anyone running a PhpBB installation with a time setting that works properly? Can anyone suggest how to resolve this problem?


When you change the timezone setting in PHPBB’s control panel that only effected the default time displayed for new user sign ups. If you want the time to change when you view the forum you’ll have to edit the timezone if your own user’s profile. This applies for all users created prior to you making that change in the control panel, including the admin.

It took me a few days to figure that one out the first time I installed a board.

–Matttail - personal website

This could take a few minutes to sink in. Thanks.