PHP Benchmarks

Performance comparison of PHP code alternatives.

Test: file_exists vs. require

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Result: Discarded

The test labeled "require" was the faster by 0.0362 seconds, (2.929% faster)

require 100%
file_exists() 97.071%

The require test took 1.1995 seconds.
The file_exists() test took 1.2357 seconds.


Each test case ran 20 random code order iterations consisting of 290,564 loops for a total of 5,811,280 runs.

  • Line execution difference (0.000006) milliseconds.
  • Avg difference (1.810) milliseconds per 290,564 loops.
  • Total difference 36.20 milliseconds for 5,811,280 loops

The iteration variablity for Code 1 was (12.7904) milliseconds and Code 2 was (11.5424) milliseconds. The lower and the closer together there values are the more accurate the results are.


The first test, "file_exists()", was:


if (!file_exists('supplement/'))
	trigger_error('Required file not found!', E_USER_ERROR);

The second test, "require", was:


Running: Linux (x86_64:1 GB) PHP (