For some reason, even though I've uncommented the line in php.ini and properly set the value to
date.timezone = America/New_York, php refuses to acknowledge it. When I open up phpinfo.php it says
Warning: phpinfo(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are required to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone.
I've triple checked that it is referencing the correct php.ini file. On the timezones page, it mentions a timezonesdb that can be downloaded. Do I have to install that because PHP doesn't come with built in timezones? That doesn't seem right.
Edit: I am using Apache2 and PHP that comes bundled with Mac OS X Mavericks.