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 0.011 seconds, (1.830% faster)

mysql_escape_string() 100%
addslashes() 98.17%

The mysql_escape_string() test took 0.5876 seconds.
The addslashes() test took 0.5986 seconds.


Each test case ran 20 random code order iterations consisting of 130,349 loops for a total of 2,606,980 runs.

  • Line execution difference (0.000004) milliseconds.
  • Avg difference (0.548) milliseconds per 130,349 loops.
  • Total difference 10.95 milliseconds for 2,606,980 loops

The iteration variablity for Code 1 was (5.8745) milliseconds and Code 2 was (6.3552) 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 (