PHP Benchmarks

Performance comparison of PHP code alternatives.

Test: addslashes vs. mysql_escape_string

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The test labeled "mysql_escape_string()" was the faster by 0.0141 seconds, (2.294% faster)

mysql_escape_string() 100%
addslashes() 97.706%

The mysql_escape_string() test took 0.5991 seconds.
The addslashes() test took 0.6132 seconds.


Each test case ran 20 random code order iterations consisting of 128,315 loops for a total of 2,566,300 runs.

  • Line execution difference (0.000005) milliseconds.
  • Avg difference (0.703) milliseconds per 128,315 loops.
  • Total difference 14.07 milliseconds for 2,566,300 loops

The iteration variablity for Code 1 was (5.5011) milliseconds and Code 2 was (5.6294) 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 (