# time() function in PHP

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The time() function in PHP returns the current time as a Unix timestamp. It returns the current time measured in the number of seconds since the Unix Epoch (January 1 1970 00:00:00 GMT).

## Syntax

time()

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## Return

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

## Example

The following is an example −

Live Demo

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

## Output

The following is the output −

Now: 2018-10-11
Next Week: 2018-10-18

## Example

Let us see another example −

Live Demo

<?php
$res = time(); echo($res . "<br>");
echo(date("Y-m-d",\$res));
?>

## Output

The following is the output −

1539245504
2018-10-11
Published on 16-Oct-2018 12:45:42