PHP Benchmarks

Performance comparison of PHP code alternatives.

Test: substr vs. strpos (short)

20 character string, check if a substring exists in a defined location, both pass and fail checks.

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Result: Discarded

The test labeled "strpos()" was the faster by 0.0736 seconds, (5.310% faster)

strpos() 100%
substr() 94.69%

The strpos() test took 1.3134 seconds.
The substr() test took 1.387 seconds.

Nitty-Gritty

Each test case ran 20 random code order iterations consisting of 143,419 loops for a total of 2,868,380 runs.

  • Line execution difference (0.000026) milliseconds.
  • Avg difference (3.682) milliseconds per 143,419 loops.
  • Total difference 73.64 milliseconds for 2,868,380 loops

The iteration variablity for Code 1 was (13.8542) milliseconds and Code 2 was (10.7729) milliseconds. The lower and the closer together there values are the more accurate the results are.

Code

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

for ($j = 0; $j < 40; $j++)
	$GLOBALS['dummy'] = substr($GLOBALS['dummy_match'], 0, 5) === '01234';
for ($j = 0; $j < 40; $j++)
	$GLOBALS['dummy'] = substr($GLOBALS['dummy_fail'], 0, 5) === '01234';

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

for ($j = 0; $j < 40; $j++)
	$GLOBALS['dummy'] = strpos($GLOBALS['dummy_match'], '01234') === 0;
for ($j = 0; $j < 40; $j++)
	$GLOBALS['dummy'] = strpos($GLOBALS['dummy_fail'], '01234') === 0;

Running: Linux (x86_64:1 GB) PHP (7.2.15-1+ubuntu16.04.1+deb.sury.org+1)