PHP Benchmarks

Performance comparison of PHP code alternatives.

Test: stream_socket_client vs. fsockopen

This test depends on external server performance and setup, so is fairly inaccurate.

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Historical Results

Based on (30) saved test runs, The test labeled "stream_socket_client()" was (on average) the faster by 0.0152 seconds, (1.695% faster)

stream_socket_client() 100%
fsockopen() 98.305%

The stream_socket_client() test took 0.8801 seconds.
The fsockopen() test took 0.8953 seconds.


Each test case ran 20 random code order iterations consisting of 189,896 loops for a total of 3,797,915 runs.

  • Line execution difference (0.000004) milliseconds.
  • Avg difference (0.000) milliseconds per 189,896 loops.
  • Total difference 15.18 milliseconds for 3,797,915 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, "stream_socket_client()", was:

$fp = stream_socket_client('tcp://', $errno, $error);

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

$fp = fsockopen('', 80, $errno, $error);

Running: Linux (x86_64:1 GB) PHP (