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:
<?php print strftime('%c'); ?>
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:
<?php print date('r'); print "\\n"; print date('D, d M Y H:i:s T'); print "\\n"; ?>
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.