In case you use the following in your php.ini:
error_reporting = E_ALL | E_STRICT
You might notice that if you do a phpinfo() that php crashes the apache child.
Reason is a bug in php that causes an infinite loop.
You can solve this by setting “date.timezone =” to your timezone.
You can also set this in your script with ini_set() but I would go for the php.ini since thats a more permanent solution.
For a list of timezones check: