PHP Benchmarks

Performance comparison of PHP code alternatives.

Test: include vs. include_once

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The test labeled "include" was the faster by 0.014 seconds, (1.610% faster)

include 100%
include_once 98.39%

The include test took 0.855 seconds.
The include_once test took 0.869 seconds.


Each test case ran 20 random code order iterations consisting of 229,919 loops for a total of 4,598,380 runs.

  • Line execution difference (0.000003) milliseconds.
  • Avg difference (0.700) milliseconds per 229,919 loops.
  • Total difference 13.99 milliseconds for 4,598,380 loops

The iteration variablity for Code 1 was (1.4558) milliseconds and Code 2 was (1.5777) 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 (