PHP Benchmarks

Performance comparison of PHP code alternatives.

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

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The test labeled "<?php ?>" was the faster by 0.0107 seconds, (1.174% faster)

<?php ?> 100%
echo 98.826%

The <?php ?> test took 0.8982 seconds.
The echo test took 0.9089 seconds.


Each test case ran 20 random code order iterations consisting of 125,625 loops for a total of 2,512,500 runs.

  • Line execution difference (0.000004) milliseconds.
  • Avg difference (0.534) milliseconds per 125,625 loops.
  • Total difference 10.67 milliseconds for 2,512,500 loops

The iteration variablity for Code 1 was (9.2452) milliseconds and Code 2 was (9.1332) milliseconds. The lower and the closer together there values are the more accurate the results are.


The first test, "echo", was:

echo $GLOBALS['x'], ' test ', $GLOBALS['y'], $GLOBALS['z'], ' test ';

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

echo $GLOBALS['x']; ?> test <?php echo $GLOBALS['y'], $GLOBALS['z'];?> test <?php

Running: Linux (x86_64:1 GB) PHP (