PHP Benchmarks

Performance comparison of PHP code alternatives.

Test: addslashes vs. mysql_escape_string

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Result: Discarded

The test labeled "mysql_escape_string()" was the faster by 0.0456 seconds, (3.206% faster)

mysql_escape_string() 100%
addslashes() 96.794%

The mysql_escape_string() test took 1.377 seconds.
The addslashes() test took 1.4226 seconds.


Each test case ran 20 random code order iterations consisting of 286,496 loops for a total of 5,729,920 runs.

  • Line execution difference (0.000008) milliseconds.
  • Avg difference (2.281) milliseconds per 286,496 loops.
  • Total difference 45.61 milliseconds for 5,729,920 loops

The iteration variablity for Code 1 was (14.6634) milliseconds and Code 2 was (11.9891) 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 (