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 0.011 seconds, (1.738% faster)

long 100%
short 98.262%

The long test took 0.6228 seconds.
The short test took 0.6338 seconds.


Each test case ran 20 random code order iterations consisting of 139,868 loops for a total of 2,797,360 runs.

  • Line execution difference (0.000004) milliseconds.
  • Avg difference (0.551) milliseconds per 139,868 loops.
  • Total difference 11.02 milliseconds for 2,797,360 loops

The iteration variablity for Code 1 was (6.9893) milliseconds and Code 2 was (5.7296) 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 (