PHP Benchmarks

Performance comparison of PHP code alternatives.

Test: preg_match vs. strpos (complex)

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Historical Results

Based on (4) saved test runs, The test labeled "strpos()" was (on average) the faster by 0.0128 seconds, (1.632% faster)

strpos() 100%
preg_match() 98.368%

The strpos() test took 0.769 seconds.
The preg_match() test took 0.7817 seconds.

Nitty-Gritty

Each test case ran 20 random code order iterations consisting of 182,434 loops for a total of 3,648,680 runs.

  • Line execution difference (0.000003) milliseconds.
  • Avg difference (0.000) milliseconds per 182,434 loops.
  • Total difference 12.75 milliseconds for 3,648,680 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.

Code

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

if (preg_match('~http://([^\./]+\.[^/]+?)/~', $GLOBALS['dummy'], $match) != 0)
	$GLOBALS['dummy2'] = $match[1];

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

$pos_start = strpos($GLOBALS['dummy'], 'http://') + strlen('http://');
$pos_slash = strpos($GLOBALS['dummy'], '/', $pos_start + 2);

$pos_dot = strpos($GLOBALS['dummy'], '.', $pos_start + 1);
if ($pos_dot !== null && $pos_dot < $pos_slash)
	$GLOBALS['dummy2'] = substr($GLOBALS['dummy'], $pos_start, $pos_slash - $pos_start);

Running: Linux (x86_64:1 GB) PHP (7.2.25-1+ubuntu16.04.1+deb.sury.org+1)