Given two dates (date1 and date2) and the task is to compare the given dates. Comparing two dates in PHP is simple when both the dates are in the same format but the problem arises when both dates are in a different format.
Method 1: If the given dates are in the same format then use a simple comparison operator to compare the dates.
1998-11-24 is latest than 1997-03-26
Method 2: If both of the given dates are in different formats then use strtotime() function to convert the given dates into the corresponding timestamp format and lastly compare these numerical timestamps to get the desired result.
12-03-26 is latest than 2011-10-24
Method 3: Using DateTime class to compare two dates.
2012-11-24 is latest than 2011-03-26