PHP Benchmarks

Performance comparison of PHP code alternatives.

Test: substr_compare vs strpos

4800 character string, check if a substring exists in a defined location.

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Result: Discarded

The test labeled "substr_compare" was the faster by 0.0136 seconds, (1.713% faster)

substr_compare 100%
strpos 98.287%

The substr_compare test took 0.7779 seconds.
The strpos test took 0.7914 seconds.

Nitty-Gritty

Each test case ran 20 random code order iterations consisting of 206,438 loops for a total of 4,128,760 runs.

  • Line execution difference (0.000003) milliseconds.
  • Avg difference (0.678) milliseconds per 206,438 loops.
  • Total difference 13.56 milliseconds for 4,128,760 loops

The iteration variablity for Code 1 was (2.8305) milliseconds and Code 2 was (2.3755) milliseconds. The lower and the closer together there values are the more accurate the results are.

Code

The first test, "substr_compare", was:

$test = substr_compare($GLOBALS['dummy'], 'ghi', 6, 3) === 0;

The second test, "strpos", was:

$test = strpos($GLOBALS['dummy'], 'ghi', 6) === 6;

Running: Linux (x86_64:1 GB) PHP (7.2.22-1+ubuntu16.04.1+deb.sury.org+1)