strtotime to get Unix timestamp

Strtotime gives Unix timestamp starting from 1st Jan 1970 00:00:00 GMT;

echo strtotime('now');
Output is here

Comparing two dates

By using strtotime we can compare two dates and return the highest ( or lowest ) date of them. Here is the code
$dt1='25-12-2015'; // First Date one in a variable
$dt2='01-07-2016'; // Second Date in a variable

$dt11=strtotime($dt1); // Converting first date to timestamp
$dt22=strtotime($dt2); // Converting second date to timestamp

if($dt11 > $dt22){
echo "Highest  Date : $dt ";
Output is here
Highest Date : 01-07-2016
Using strtotime with date() to get formatted date and time output
Code Output
date('m-d-Y',strtotime('11 July 2016'))07-11-2016
date('m-d-Y',strtotime('+1 day'))03-19-2018
date('m-d-Y',strtotime('+1 week'))03-25-2018
date('m-d-Y',strtotime('+1 month'))04-18-2018
date('m-d-Y',strtotime('+1 month 3 days'))04-21-2018
date('m-d-Y',strtotime('+2 months -1 day'))05-17-2018
date('m-d-Y',strtotime('Sunday +1 day'))03-19-2018
date('m-d-Y',strtotime('first day of this month'))03-01-2018
date('m-d-Y',strtotime('last day of this month'))03-31-2018
date('m-d-Y',strtotime('first day of next month'))04-01-2018
date('m-d-Y',strtotime('last day of next month'))04-30-2018
date('m-d-Y',strtotime('first day of previous month'))02-01-2018
date('m-d-Y',strtotime('last day of previous month'))02-28-2018
date('m-d-Y',strtotime('+5 years '))03-18-2023
date('m-d-Y',strtotime('last day of next month +1 Hour'))04-30-2018 : 01
date('m-d-Y',strtotime('first day of next month +1 Hour 20 minutes'))04-01-2018 : 01 : 23 : 25
Fixed Date
date('m-d-Y',strtotime('25-12-2012 +5 years '))12-25-2017
date('m-d-Y',strtotime('25-12-2012 +1 month 1 week '))02-01-2013

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