How to display current date and time using PHP?

If you want to display date and time using PHP, First you have to specify default time zone option. If you didn’t mention your date and time will display based where you have hosted your PHP files.

ExampleYou are in INDIA, but you hosted your PHP files in United States, then if you write below code in your file, it will show US date and time, Instead INDIA.

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To display current date use below code


<?php 
date_default_timezone_set('Asia/Calcutta'); //to display INDIA date and time
echo $cur_date_time = date('d-m-Y'); //output 05-01-2016
echo $cur_date_time = date('d/m/Y'); //output 05/01/2016

?>

Output:

12-08-2020

 

Where

  • d – Represents the day of the month (01 to 31)
  • m – Represents a month (01 to 12)
  • Y – Represents a year (in four digits)

 

To display current time use below code


<?php 
echo $cur_time = date('h:i:s A');
?>

Output:

04:26:50 AM

List of available formats:

  • d – The day of the month (from 01 to 31)
  • D – A textual representation of a day (three letters)
  • j – The day of the month without leading zeros (1 to 31)
  • l (lowercase ‘L’) – A full textual representation of a day
  • N – The ISO-8601 numeric representation of a day (1 for Monday, 7 for Sunday)
  • S – The English ordinal suffix for the day of the month (2 characters st, nd, rd or th. Works well with j)
  • w – A numeric representation of the day (0 for Sunday, 6 for Saturday)
  • z – The day of the year (from 0 through 365)
  • W – The ISO-8601 week number of year (weeks starting on Monday)
  • F – A full textual representation of a month (January through December)
  • m – A numeric representation of a month (from 01 to 12)
  • M – A short textual representation of a month (three letters)
  • n – A numeric representation of a month, without leading zeros (1 to 12)
  • t – The number of days in the given month
  • L – Whether it’s a leap year (1 if it is a leap year, 0 otherwise)
  • o – The ISO-8601 year number
  • Y – A four digit representation of a year
  • y – A two digit representation of a year
  • a – Lowercase am or pm
  • A – Uppercase AM or PM
  • B – Swatch Internet time (000 to 999)
  • g – 12-hour format of an hour (1 to 12)
  • G – 24-hour format of an hour (0 to 23)
  • h – 12-hour format of an hour (01 to 12)
  • H – 24-hour format of an hour (00 to 23)
  • i – Minutes with leading zeros (00 to 59)
  • s – Seconds, with leading zeros (00 to 59)