PHP Benchmarks

Performance comparison of PHP code alternatives.

Test: include_once vs. function_exists

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Result: Discarded

The test labeled "include_once" was the faster by 0.0347 seconds, (4.855% faster)

include_once 100%
function_exists() 95.145%

The include_once test took 0.6802 seconds.
The function_exists() test took 0.7149 seconds.


Each test case ran 20 random code order iterations consisting of 143,138 loops for a total of 2,862,760 runs.

  • Line execution difference (0.000012) milliseconds.
  • Avg difference (1.735) milliseconds per 143,138 loops.
  • Total difference 34.71 milliseconds for 2,862,760 loops

The iteration variablity for Code 1 was (3.7623) milliseconds and Code 2 was (4.5730) milliseconds. The lower and the closer together there values are the more accurate the results are.


The first test, "include_once", was:



The second test, "function_exists()", was:


if (!function_exists('f2'))

Running: Linux (x86_64:1 GB) PHP (