PHP Benchmarks

Performance comparison of PHP code alternatives.

Test: file_exists vs. require

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Result: Discarded

The test labeled "file_exists()" was the faster by 0.0512 seconds, (4.964% faster)

file_exists() 100%
require 95.036%

The file_exists() test took 0.9809 seconds.
The require test took 1.0321 seconds.


Each test case ran 20 random code order iterations consisting of 244,032 loops for a total of 4,880,640 runs.

  • Line execution difference (0.000010) milliseconds.
  • Avg difference (2.562) milliseconds per 244,032 loops.
  • Total difference 51.23 milliseconds for 4,880,640 loops

The iteration variablity for Code 1 was (2.4153) milliseconds and Code 2 was (2.9056) 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 (