PHP Benchmarks

Performance comparison of PHP code alternatives.

Test: preg_match vs. strpos (simple)

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Historical Results

Based on (1) saved test runs, The test labeled "preg_match()" was (on average) the faster by 0.0194 seconds, (3.408% faster)

preg_match() 100%
strpos() 96.592%

The preg_match() test took 0.5499 seconds.
The strpos() test took 0.5693 seconds.


Each test case ran 20 random code order iterations consisting of 127,797 loops for a total of 2,555,940 runs.

  • Line execution difference (0.000008) milliseconds.
  • Avg difference (0.000) milliseconds per 127,797 loops.
  • Total difference 19.40 milliseconds for 2,555,940 loops

The iteration variablity for Code 1 was (0.0000) milliseconds and Code 2 was (0.0000) milliseconds. The lower and the closer together there values are the more accurate the results are.


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

if (preg_match('~http://www\.google\.com/~', $GLOBALS['dummy']) != 0)
	$GLOBALS['dummy2'] = 42;

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

if (strpos($GLOBALS['dummy'], '') !== false)
	$GLOBALS['dummy2'] = 42;

Running: Linux (x86_64:1 GB) PHP (