PHP Benchmarks

Performance comparison of PHP code alternatives.

Test: global vs. local

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Result: Discarded

The test labeled "global" was the faster by 0.0436 seconds, (4.068% faster)

global 100%
local 95.932%

The global test took 1.0278 seconds.
The local test took 1.0714 seconds.


Each test case ran 20 random code order iterations consisting of 284,166 loops for a total of 5,683,320 runs.

  • Line execution difference (0.000008) milliseconds.
  • Avg difference (2.179) milliseconds per 284,166 loops.
  • Total difference 43.58 milliseconds for 5,683,320 loops

The iteration variablity for Code 1 was (1.8485) milliseconds and Code 2 was (3.3156) milliseconds. The lower and the closer together there values are the more accurate the results are.


The first test, "global", was:

global $dummy;
for ($i = 0; $i < 100; $i++)
	$dummy = $i;

The second test, "local", was:

$dummy = null;
for ($i = 0; $i < 100; $i++)
	$dummy = $i;

Running: Linux (x86_64:1 GB) PHP (