PHP Benchmarks

Performance comparison of PHP code alternatives.

Test: include vs. eval

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Result: Discarded

The test labeled "include" was the faster by 0.0967 seconds, (7.669% faster)

include 100%
eval() 92.331%

The include test took 1.1647 seconds.
The eval() test took 1.2614 seconds.


Each test case ran 20 random code order iterations consisting of 287,231 loops for a total of 5,744,620 runs.

  • Line execution difference (0.000017) milliseconds.
  • Avg difference (4.837) milliseconds per 287,231 loops.
  • Total difference 96.73 milliseconds for 5,744,620 loops

The iteration variablity for Code 1 was (6.2287) milliseconds and Code 2 was (11.2027) milliseconds. The lower and the closer together there values are the more accurate the results are.


The first test, "include", was:


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

eval('?' . '>' . file_get_contents('supplement/'));

Running: Linux (x86_64:1 GB) PHP (