PHP Benchmarks

Performance comparison of PHP code alternatives.

Test: preg_replace vs. stri_replace

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Result: Discarded

The test labeled "stri_replace()" was the faster by 0.0231 seconds, (3.580% faster)

stri_replace() 100%
preg_replace() 96.42%

The stri_replace() test took 0.6221 seconds.
The preg_replace() test took 0.6452 seconds.


Each test case ran 20 random code order iterations consisting of 129,364 loops for a total of 2,587,280 runs.

  • Line execution difference (0.000009) milliseconds.
  • Avg difference (1.155) milliseconds per 129,364 loops.
  • Total difference 23.10 milliseconds for 2,587,280 loops

The iteration variablity for Code 1 was (6.1678) milliseconds and Code 2 was (5.4423) milliseconds. The lower and the closer together there values are the more accurate the results are.


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

$GLOBALS['dummy2'] = preg_replace('~(Wheat|Thins)~i', 'Nilla', $GLOBALS['dummy']);

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

$GLOBALS['dummy2'] = str_ireplace(array('Wheat', 'Thins'), 'Nilla', $GLOBALS['dummy']);

Running: Linux (x86_64:1 GB) PHP (