PHP UNIX Timestamp Converter

Use our PHP time-stamp converter below for quick and easy conversion of PHP timestamps into readable date/time, you can also convert dates into PHP timestamps. Power users can also convert multiple timestamps at once.

PHP Timestamp(s)

Human Readable Date(s)

Timestamp Details since Jan 01 1970. (UTC)

1576181080 seconds.
26269685 minutes.
437828 hours.
18243 days.
2606 weeks.
652 months.
50 years.

Timestamp Translations

12-12-2019 20:04:40 pm (UTC)
2019-12-12T20:04:40+0000 in ISO 8601
Thu, 12 Dec 19 20:04:40 +0000 in RFC 822 & 1036
Thursday, 12-Dec-19 20:04:40 UTC in RFC 850
Thu, 12 Dec 2019 20:04:40 +0000 in RFC 1123 & 2822
2019-12-12T20:04:40+00:00 in RFC 3339 & W3C

Useful Formats

MySQL: 2019-12-12 20:04:40
US: 12/12/2019 20:04:40 or 12/12/2019 08:04:40pm
UK: 12-12-2019 20:04:40 or 12-12-2019 08:04:40pm

What Is A Timestamp?

PHP uses UNIX Timestamp’s for all of it’s date/time functions such as date(), time() and strtotime(). UNIX Timestamp is an integer of the current second since the Unix Epoch which started on . It should be mentioned that this timestamp technically does not change no matter where you are located on the globe, this makes the UNIX Timestamp especially useful for computer systems for tracking and sorting dated information online and in desktop applications.


UNIX Time-stamp 32-bit Limit

Unfortunately most systems and applications around the globe are still using 32-bit systems or 32-bit name-spaces for timestamps, this forces the UNIX Time-stamp to a hard limit of 2147483647, this translates to . Once we go over this number the time-stamp will become invalid and the only way to get around this is to convert to 64-bit which will provide us with a hard date limit of which you might think is good enough forever!

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