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You are free to work with date and time on your web using PHP.

Why to use Date/Time on Web using PHP

You can use date/time on the web or on your website using PHP to remind that when the work or comment is posted on the website and many more uses of date and time on web.

If you want to implement comment system on your website, then you have to use date and time system there to show when and at what time the comment was posted by the particular user.

PHP date() Function

You can use date() function of PHP to work with date and time.

PHP Print Current Date

Here is an example shows how to print current/present date using PHP.

<html>
<head>
	<title>PHP Date and Time Example - codescracker.com</title>
</head>
<body>
<?php 
	echo "Today's Date is: <b>".date("d/m/Y")."</b><br/>";
?>
</body>
</html>

Here is the sample output produced by the above example code of date using PHP.

php date time

PHP Print Day's Name

Here is an example shows how to print the name of the current day using PHP.

<html>
<head>
	<title>Print Name of Day using PHP</title>
</head>
<body>
<?php 
	$DayName = date("l");
	echo "Today is ".$DayName;
?>
</body>
</html>

Here is the sample output produced by the above example to print day's name using PHP:

php print day name

PHP Print Current Date with Month Name

Here is an example shows how to print current date using PHP along with month name.

<html>
<head>
	<title>printing current date with month name using php</title>
</head>
<body>
<?php
	echo "Current Date: ";
	echo date("d");
	echo " ";
	echo date("M");
	echo ", ";
	echo date("Y");
?>
</body>
</html>

Below is the sample output produced by the above example code to print current date with month name in PHP:

print current date with month name php

PHP Print Current Date with Month Name Manually

This example shows how you can manually print the month name using PHP:

<html>
<head>
	<title>PHP Date Example - codescracker.com</title>
</head>
<body>
<?php 
	$DateDay = date("d");
	$DateMonth = date("m");
	$DateYear = date("Y");
	switch($DateMonth)
	{
		case 1:
			$DateMonthName = "Jan";
			break;
		case 2:
			$DateMonthName = "Feb";
			break;
		case 3:
			$DateMonthName = "Mar";
			break;
		case 4:
			$DateMonthName = "Apr";
			break;
		case 5:
			$DateMonthName = "May";
			break;
		case 6:
			$DateMonthName = "June";
			break;
		case 7:
			$DateMonthName = "July";
			break;
		case 8:
			$DateMonthName = "Aug";
			break;
		case 9:
			$DateMonthName = "Sept";
			break;
		case 10:
			$DateMonthName = "Oct";
			break;
		case 11:
			$DateMonthName = "Nov";
			break;
		case 12:
			$DateMonthName = "Dec";
			break;
		default:
			$DateMonthName = "Unknown";
			break;
	}
	echo $DateDay;
	echo " ";
	echo $DateMonthName;
	echo ", ";
	echo $DateYear;
?>
</body>
</html>

Here is the sample output of the above example code of printing month name along with date manually using PHP:

php date time example

Update Website Copyright Year Automatically using PHP

Here is an example shows how you can use PHP date() function to update your website's copyright year automatically.

<html>
<head>
	<title>Copyright Update using PHP</title>
</head>
<body>
<p>You can use date() to automatically update copyright year on your website using PHP.</p>
<?php 
	echo "codescracker.com";
	echo " @ 2003-";
	echo date("Y");
?>
</body>
</html>

Here is the sample of the above example code to update automatic copyright year using PHP:

date time php

PHP Print Current Time

Here is an example that will be used to print the current time using PHP:

<html>
<head>
	<title>printing current time using php</title>
</head>
<body>
<?php
	echo "The Current time is ";
	echo date("h:i:s");
?>
</body>
</html>

Below is the sample output of the above example of printing current time using PHP

print current time php

PHP Print Current Time with am/pm

Let's print the current time along with am/pm using PHP.

<html>
<head>
	<title>printing current time with am/pm using php</title>
</head>
<body>
<?php
	echo "The Current Time is: ";
	echo "<b>".date("h:i:s a")."</b>";
?>
</body>
</html>

Below is the sample output of above example code in PHP to print current time with am/pm.

print current time with am pm php

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