PHP Benchmarks

Performance comparison of PHP code alternatives.

Test: addslashes vs. mysql_escape_string

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Historical Results

Based on (1) saved test runs, The test labeled "mysql_escape_string()" was (on average) the faster by 0.0597 seconds, (3.826% faster)

mysql_escape_string() 100%
addslashes() 96.174%

The mysql_escape_string() test took 1.4996 seconds.
The addslashes() test took 1.5593 seconds.


Each test case ran 20 random code order iterations consisting of 284,022 loops for a total of 5,680,440 runs.

  • Line execution difference (0.000011) milliseconds.
  • Avg difference (0.000) milliseconds per 284,022 loops.
  • Total difference 59.65 milliseconds for 5,680,440 loops

The iteration variablity for Code 1 was (0.0000) milliseconds and Code 2 was (0.0000) 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 (