PHP Benchmarks

Performance comparison of PHP code alternatives.

Test: strtr vs. str_replace on short strings

The short string in this test is 750 characters long with 10 occurances of the replacement

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Result: Discarded

The test labeled "strtr()" was the faster by 0.0208 seconds, (3.372% faster)

strtr() 100%
str_replace() 96.628%

The strtr() test took 0.5952 seconds.
The str_replace() test took 0.616 seconds.


Each test case ran 20 random code order iterations consisting of 153,722 loops for a total of 3,074,440 runs.

  • Line execution difference (0.000007) milliseconds.
  • Avg difference (1.039) milliseconds per 153,722 loops.
  • Total difference 20.77 milliseconds for 3,074,440 loops

The iteration variablity for Code 1 was (1.8573) milliseconds and Code 2 was (3.6339) milliseconds. The lower and the closer together there values are the more accurate the results are.


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

strtr($GLOBALS['dummy'], array('string' => 'STRING!'));

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

str_replace('string', 'STRING!', $GLOBALS['dummy']);

Running: Linux (x86_64:1 GB) PHP (