PHP Convert Timestamp To Date

In this tutorial we will see How To Convert Timestamp To Date in PHP. PHP date() function can be used to convert timestamp to date, PHP date() function is used to format a date or time.

PHP date() function

PHP date() function formats the date and time. It is also used to format the timestamp into a readable date and time.

To convert a timestamp into date, date() function needs two things, first is format and second thing is timestamp value.

Look at the example given below.

<?php
$timestamp =  '1638316800';
$format= 'Y-M-D';
echo date($format, $timestamp);
?>

Output

2021-Dec-Wed

In above example the timestamp is converted to date using date function, 'Y-M-D' is the format of the output date that we have got while 1638316800 is the timestamp.

In second example timestamp is converted to a date in different format.

<?php
$timestamp =  '1638316800';
$format = "m/d/y";
echo date($format, $timestamp);
?>

Output

12/01/21