PHP Benchmarks

Performance comparison of PHP code alternatives.

Test: echo vs. ?>...<?php (static)

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Historical Results

Based on (2) saved test runs, The test labeled "echo" was (on average) the faster by 0.0193 seconds, (2.601% faster)

echo 100%
<?php ?> 97.399%

The echo test took 0.7234 seconds.
The <?php ?> test took 0.7427 seconds.

Nitty-Gritty

Each test case ran 20 random code order iterations consisting of 202,207 loops for a total of 4,044,140 runs.

  • Line execution difference (0.000005) milliseconds.
  • Avg difference (0.000) milliseconds per 202,207 loops.
  • Total difference 19.31 milliseconds for 4,044,140 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.

Code

The first test, "echo", was:

for ($j = 0; $j < 100; $j++)
	echo 'some text';

The second test, "<?php ?>", was:

for ($j = 0; $j < 100; $j++)
{
	?>some text<?php
}

Running: Linux (x86_64:1 GB) PHP (7.2.19-1+ubuntu16.04.1+deb.sury.org+1)