PHP has inbuilt functions to display current date and time.
PHP date/time functions
[a] strftime() : Format a local time/date according to locale settings using php.
[b] date() : Format a local time/date using php.
Examples: PHP show current date and time
Consider the following simple php script example:
Mon Apr 23 01:22:58 2007
You need to pass format such as %c to strftime() to print date and time representation for the current system. You can use following format characters:
- %m - month as a decimal number (range 01 to 12)
- %d - day of the month as a decimal number (range 01 to 31)
- %Y - year as a decimal number including the century
- You can see the complete format conversion specifiers online here
You can also use date() as follows:
Mon, 23 Apr 2007 01:29:56 +0530 Mon, 23 Apr 2007 01:35:14 IST
You need to pass r format conversion to print formatted date. See the complete format conversion specifiers online here.