time

time

(PHP 3, PHP 4, PHP 5)

time -- Return current Unix timestamp

Description

int time ( void )

Returns the current time measured in the number of seconds since the Unix Epoch (January 1 1970 00:00:00 GMT).

Tip: Timestamp of the start of the request is available in $_SERVER['REQUEST_TIME'] since PHP 5.1.

Example 1. time() example

<?php
$nextWeek
= time() + (7 * 24 * 60 * 60);
                   
// 7 days; 24 hours; 60 mins; 60secs
echo 'Now:       '. date('Y-m-d') ."\n";
echo
'Next Week: '. date('Y-m-d', $nextWeek) ."\n";
?>

The above example will output something similar to:

Now:       2005-03-30
Next Week: 2005-04-07

See also date() and microtime().

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