Its easy to make GUIDs in PHP. Below is clean code using windows COM to get GUIDs. When the PHP creates GUIDs or UUIDs they are V4 guids.

$guid = com_create_guid();
echo $guid;

If you are not a on windows based platform you can roll this code for making GUIDs in PHP

function getGUID(){
    if (function_exists('com_create_guid')){
        return com_create_guid();
        mt_srand((double)microtime()*10000);//optional for php 4.2.0 and up.
        $charid = strtoupper(md5(uniqid(rand(), true)));
        $hyphen = chr(45);// "-"
        $uuid = chr(123)// "{"
            .substr($charid, 0, 8).$hyphen
            .substr($charid, 8, 4).$hyphen
            .substr($charid,12, 4).$hyphen
            .substr($charid,16, 4).$hyphen
            .chr(125);// "}"
        return $uuid;

To use the above functon:

$GUID = getGUID();
echo $GUID;

code thanks to: rodsdot These guys are so GUID they UUed my ID.