PHP Benchmarks

Performance comparison of PHP code alternatives.

Test: addslashes vs. mysql_escape_string

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Historical Results

Based on (8) saved test runs, The test labeled "addslashes()" was (on average) the faster by 0.0157 seconds, (1.845% faster)

addslashes() 100%
mysql_escape_string() 98.155%

The addslashes() test took 0.8346 seconds.
The mysql_escape_string() test took 0.8503 seconds.


Each test case ran 20 random code order iterations consisting of 224,927 loops for a total of 4,498,530 runs.

  • Line execution difference (0.000003) milliseconds.
  • Avg difference (0.000) milliseconds per 224,927 loops.
  • Total difference 15.69 milliseconds for 4,498,530 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 (