PHP Benchmarks

Performance comparison of PHP code alternatives.

Test: md5 vs. sha1

Just to know the speed cost of using sha1() over md5().

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The test labeled "sha1()" was the faster by 0.0172 seconds, (2.246% faster)

sha1() 100%
md5() 97.754%

The sha1() test took 0.7468 seconds.
The md5() test took 0.764 seconds.


Each test case ran 20 random code order iterations consisting of 170,760 loops for a total of 3,415,200 runs.

  • Line execution difference (0.000005) milliseconds.
  • Avg difference (0.858) milliseconds per 170,760 loops.
  • Total difference 17.16 milliseconds for 3,415,200 loops

The iteration variablity for Code 1 was (2.4103) milliseconds and Code 2 was (2.2676) milliseconds. The lower and the closer together there values are the more accurate the results are.


The first test, "md5()", was:

$GLOBALS['dummy2'] = md5($GLOBALS['dummy']);

The second test, "sha1()", was:

$GLOBALS['dummy2'] = sha1($GLOBALS['dummy']);

Running: Linux (x86_64:1 GB) PHP (