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PHP Timestamp To Date

Last Updated : Jul 1, 2023

PHP Timestamp To Date

In this article we will show you the solution of php timestamp to date, here to achieve desired result we need to use date() method in php. The date() function formats a local date and time also helps to return specific formatted date string of result.

Using this we passing unix format of timestamp as input and getting specific date format as output. Plus a lot of things this date() method provide you, so learn about it.

Step By Step Guide On PHP Timestamp To Date :-

First everyone should define echo statement, then define date() method with input. To get perfect output you need to give input properly as per rule. The correct syntax is,

date(“date-format”, 10digit unix type timestamp)

So provide as per syntax lead to give right input and direct us to get correct output. Here we randomly given unix input you can change it as if you need.

Before executing program try to verify server is started or not if not you get error, so ensure it always.

echo (date("d/m/Y",1620790172). "<br>");
echo (date("d/m/Y",1672508490) . "<br>");
  1. A php script can be placed anywhere in the document. A php script starts with <?php and end with ?>.
  2. The default file extension for php files is “.php” and php statements end with ‘;’ semicolon. In php we need to specify ‘$’ symbol before the variable name also default rule.
  3. We defined date() method with output format is ‘d/m/Y’, with it you can give time format like ‘h:m:s’. When you appending time format with given date format, you get along with date current time as output.
  4. Then the digit of ‘1620790172’ we given modifying this with other values help to verify the output. The second digit of ‘1672508490’ shown in example refers today date.
  5. Date() generally helps everyone to modify date time format as per requirement. Passing strtotime() method returned value to date() method deliver you perfect or our usual date and time format result unlike these numeric digit format.
  6. Instead of echo() you can prefer print() method if you want and that not going to affects your result.
  7. Using date function you can collect current time and date, which is retrieved from your local server where php script runs. Then these formats in several ways beyond your expectation, so master yourself in this concept by trying all possibility formats.

Conclusion :-

In conclusion, now we are able know how to convert timestamp to date string in php.

When work with php we need to create and process php files at server location and then we need to start the server before execute the program.

When we execute this program on browser it will print ‘12/05/2021 31/12/2022’ at webpage browser.

If you modified unix format of integer in your program may you will get different date as output as per your input.

I hope this article on php timestamp to date helps you and the steps and method mentioned above are easy to follow and implement.