PHP Benchmarks

Performance comparison of PHP code alternatives.

Test: file vs. file_get_contents (str)

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Historical Results

Based on (1) saved test runs, The test labeled "file()" was (on average) the faster by 0.0122 seconds, (1.000% faster)

file() 100%
file_get_contents() 99%

The file() test took 1.2041 seconds.
The file_get_contents() test took 1.2162 seconds.


Each test case ran 20 random code order iterations consisting of 284,842 loops for a total of 5,696,840 runs.

  • Line execution difference (0.000002) milliseconds.
  • Avg difference (0.000) milliseconds per 284,842 loops.
  • Total difference 12.16 milliseconds for 5,696,840 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, "file()", was:

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

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


Running: Linux (x86_64:1 GB) PHP (