I took over a website, and can't figure out how php calls get their date from the MySQL database date field, that is a varchar type. Specifically, an example I'm looking at has field=date, type=varchar(14) in the structue, and the data for the date field is 1094284800. When I do a php call to this field using the following script
echo "<b>". date("D. M. j", $events[$i]['date'])
it returns Sat. Sep. 4, which is correct. How does 1094284800 become this date? If I change it to 1094384800 it becomes Sun. Sep. 5. How is this possible, by simply changing one digit, and how can I change to other dates simply other than trial and error? Help! I'm REALLY new to MySQL and php. Thanks.