PHP Benchmarks

Performance comparison of PHP code alternatives.

Test: sha1 short vs. long

The short string one is 26 characters, the long is 40 times as long (just over 1k.)

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Result: Discarded

The test labeled "long" was the faster by 0.0378 seconds, (3.714% faster)

long 100%
short 96.286%

The long test took 0.979 seconds.
The short test took 1.0168 seconds.


Each test case ran 20 random code order iterations consisting of 206,896 loops for a total of 4,137,920 runs.

  • Line execution difference (0.000009) milliseconds.
  • Avg difference (1.888) milliseconds per 206,896 loops.
  • Total difference 37.77 milliseconds for 4,137,920 loops

The iteration variablity for Code 1 was (9.1513) milliseconds and Code 2 was (6.6583) milliseconds. The lower and the closer together there values are the more accurate the results are.


The first test, "short", was:

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

The second test, "long", was:

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

Running: Linux (x86_64:1 GB) PHP (