Is it generally possible to alter the time/timezone settings on a shared server? Obviously I only have limited access to settings and I don't know if this is one of the per-directory options. If possible I'd like to be able to use the current timestamp in MySQL to get a time in my timezone (UK, server is in US), or even if I could just get PHP to give mktime() in my timezone it would be a lot easier. If that not possible, is there a reliable and easy way to compensate, which won't need changing when daylight savings time changes? The server is running... Linux 2.6.9-67.0.22.ELsmp (SMP) Apache 2.0 Handler (?) MySQL 4.0.21 phpMyAdmin 2.9.2 PHP version 4.3.11 P.S. Also, can I turn session.auto_start on?