I use shared hosting at Bluehost and changed the default
date.timezone to UTC in my
php.ini. Everything works fine with my PHP script and
date() return the UTC time as expected.
The problem occurs with the crontab, because when I enter a cron job to be executed every Monday at 00:15 AM UTC with the following line :
15 0 * * 1 php /home2/mywebsite/public_html/php/myscript.php
Then the script is not executed at 00:15 AM UTC time but at 00:15 AM UTC-6 which is Western America I guess. For this reason I need to set it at 06:15 PM of the day before, which is Sunday, to have it executed at Monday at 00:15 AM UTC:
15 18 * * 0 php /home2/mywebsite/public_html/php/myscript.php
I asked their support but they said they cannot help with the crontab. For them it just work.
Is it related to the shared hosting and is there a possibility to change this so that crontab service use my
php.ini timezone setting ?