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 0.0023 seconds, (0.223% faster)

long 100%
short 99.777%

The long test took 1.013 seconds.
The short test took 1.0152 seconds.


Each test case ran 20 random code order iterations consisting of 249,512 loops for a total of 4,990,240 runs.

  • Line execution difference (0.000000) milliseconds.
  • Avg difference (0.113) milliseconds per 249,512 loops.
  • Total difference 2.27 milliseconds for 4,990,240 loops

The iteration variablity for Code 1 was (5.3825) milliseconds and Code 2 was (5.5790) 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 (