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: Saved

The test labeled "short" was the faster by 0.0056 seconds, (1.122% faster)

short 100%
long 98.878%

The short test took 0.4915 seconds.
The long test took 0.4971 seconds.


Each test case ran 20 random code order iterations consisting of 140,524 loops for a total of 2,810,480 runs.

  • Line execution difference (0.000002) milliseconds.
  • Avg difference (0.279) milliseconds per 140,524 loops.
  • Total difference 5.58 milliseconds for 2,810,480 loops

The iteration variablity for Code 1 was (0.1874) milliseconds and Code 2 was (0.2583) 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 (