Does UTC observe daylight saving time?

UTC (Coordinated Universal Time) is a standardized time that does not observe daylight saving time (DST). It is often used as a reference time and is equivalent to GMT (Greenwich Mean Time). In PHP, you can use the date_default_timezone_set() function to set the default timezone to UTC.

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echo "The current date and time in UTC is: " . date('Y-m-d H:i:s') . "\n";

You can also use the gmdate() function to get the current UTC date and time.


echo gmdate("Y-m-d H:i:s");

Note that it's important to have the correct timezone set on the server as well, otherwise, the output of the above function may not be accurate.