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 0.0056 seconds, (0.511% faster)

require 100%
file_exists() 99.489%

The require test took 1.0811 seconds.
The file_exists() test took 1.0867 seconds.

Nitty-Gritty

Each test case ran 20 random code order iterations consisting of 283,878 loops for a total of 5,677,560 runs.

  • Line execution difference (0.000001) milliseconds.
  • Avg difference (0.278) milliseconds per 283,878 loops.
  • Total difference 5.56 milliseconds for 5,677,560 loops

The iteration variablity for Code 1 was (1.7080) milliseconds and Code 2 was (1.3835) milliseconds. The lower and the closer together there values are the more accurate the results are.

Code

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

clearstatcache();

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

The second test, "require", was:

clearstatcache();
require('supplement/dummy.inc');

Running: Linux (x86_64:1 GB) PHP (7.2.22-1+ubuntu16.04.1+deb.sury.org+1)