PHP Benchmarks

Performance comparison of PHP code alternatives.

Test: include vs. include_once

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Result: Discarded

The test labeled "include" was the faster by 0.0453 seconds, (7.757% faster)

include 100%
include_once 92.243%

The include test took 0.5384 seconds.
The include_once test took 0.5837 seconds.


Each test case ran 20 random code order iterations consisting of 134,681 loops for a total of 2,693,620 runs.

  • Line execution difference (0.000017) milliseconds.
  • Avg difference (2.264) milliseconds per 134,681 loops.
  • Total difference 45.28 milliseconds for 2,693,620 loops

The iteration variablity for Code 1 was (5.1702) milliseconds and Code 2 was (6.9209) milliseconds. The lower and the closer together there values are the more accurate the results are.


The first test, "include", was:


The second test, "include_once", was:


Running: Linux (x86_64:1 GB) PHP (