PHP Benchmarks

Performance comparison of PHP code alternatives.

Test: global vs. local

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Historical Results

Based on (4) saved test runs, The test labeled "global" was (on average) the faster by 0.0135 seconds, (1.458% faster)

global 100%
local 98.542%

The global test took 0.9119 seconds.
The local test took 0.9254 seconds.


Each test case ran 20 random code order iterations consisting of 241,842 loops for a total of 4,836,845 runs.

  • Line execution difference (0.000003) milliseconds.
  • Avg difference (0.000) milliseconds per 241,842 loops.
  • Total difference 13.49 milliseconds for 4,836,845 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, "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 (