PHP Benchmarks

Performance comparison of PHP code alternatives.

Test: file vs. file_get_contents (str)

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Result: Discarded

The test labeled "file_get_contents()" was the faster by 0.0648 seconds, (5.124% faster)

file_get_contents() 100%
file() 94.876%

The file_get_contents() test took 1.1999 seconds.
The file() test took 1.2647 seconds.


Each test case ran 20 random code order iterations consisting of 275,986 loops for a total of 5,519,720 runs.

  • Line execution difference (0.000012) milliseconds.
  • Avg difference (3.240) milliseconds per 275,986 loops.
  • Total difference 64.80 milliseconds for 5,519,720 loops

The iteration variablity for Code 1 was (10.2665) milliseconds and Code 2 was (6.9606) milliseconds. The lower and the closer together there values are the more accurate the results are.


The first test, "file()", was:

implode('', file('supplement/'));

The second test, "file_get_contents()", was:


Running: Linux (x86_64:1 GB) PHP (