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()" was the faster by 0.0451 seconds, (6.575% faster)

file() 100%
file_get_contents() 93.425%

The file() test took 0.6411 seconds.
The file_get_contents() test took 0.6862 seconds.


Each test case ran 20 random code order iterations consisting of 151,010 loops for a total of 3,020,200 runs.

  • Line execution difference (0.000015) milliseconds.
  • Avg difference (2.256) milliseconds per 151,010 loops.
  • Total difference 45.11 milliseconds for 3,020,200 loops

The iteration variablity for Code 1 was (0.7474) milliseconds and Code 2 was (2.1154) 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 (