PHP Benchmarks

Performance comparison of PHP code alternatives.

Test: file_exists vs. require

No Description

View test history (3) Run this test again Return to test menu

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.


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.


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 (