PHP Benchmarks

Performance comparison of PHP code alternatives.

Test: addslashes vs. mysql_escape_string

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Result: Discarded

The test labeled "addslashes()" was the faster by 0.0471 seconds, (3.436% faster)

addslashes() 100%
mysql_escape_string() 96.564%

The addslashes() test took 1.325 seconds.
The mysql_escape_string() test took 1.3722 seconds.


Each test case ran 20 random code order iterations consisting of 281,119 loops for a total of 5,622,380 runs.

  • Line execution difference (0.000008) milliseconds.
  • Avg difference (2.357) milliseconds per 281,119 loops.
  • Total difference 47.14 milliseconds for 5,622,380 loops

The iteration variablity for Code 1 was (8.6777) milliseconds and Code 2 was (8.4365) milliseconds. The lower and the closer together there values are the more accurate the results are.


The first test, "addslashes()", was:

$GLOBALS['dummy2'] = addslashes($GLOBALS['dummy']);

The second test, "mysql_escape_string()", was:

$GLOBALS['dummy2'] = mysql_real_escape_string($GLOBALS['dummy']);

Running: Linux (x86_64:1 GB) PHP (