If you receive the error “It is not safe to rely on the system’s timezone” when installing WordPress, you need to modify the php.ini to include your timezone. So open up php.ini and find the [Date] section. Add the following line: date.timezone = Australia/Sydney modified for your real timezone of course! Now you must reboot.
A pre-note on installing WordPress: Read the official installation instructions first! By following the “5 minute install” instructions verbatim, I’ve never had a problem! Problems only happen when you don’t follow the instructions! http://codex.wordpress.org/Installing_WordPress Symptom: You’re installing WordPress and you’re getting database connection errors even though you have the settings correct. Fix: It’s possible that.