PHP Benchmarks

Performance comparison of PHP code alternatives.

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

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Historical Results

Based on (2) saved test runs, The test labeled "echo" was (on average) the faster by 0.0052 seconds, (0.578% faster)

echo 100%
<?php ?> 99.422%

The echo test took 0.8923 seconds.
The <?php ?> test took 0.8975 seconds.


Each test case ran 20 random code order iterations consisting of 232,099 loops for a total of 4,641,980 runs.

  • Line execution difference (0.000001) milliseconds.
  • Avg difference (0.000) milliseconds per 232,099 loops.
  • Total difference 5.19 milliseconds for 4,641,980 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, "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 (