PHP Benchmarks

Performance comparison of PHP code alternatives.

Test: urlencode vs. rawurlencode

urlencode differs from RFC 1738 by encoding spaces as + instead of %20 as rawurlencode does

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Result: Discarded

The test labeled "urlencode()" was the faster by 0.0723 seconds, (6.565% faster)

urlencode() 100%
rawurlencode() 93.435%

The urlencode() test took 1.0288 seconds.
The rawurlencode() test took 1.1011 seconds.


Each test case ran 20 random code order iterations consisting of 258,150 loops for a total of 5,163,000 runs.

  • Line execution difference (0.000014) milliseconds.
  • Avg difference (3.615) milliseconds per 258,150 loops.
  • Total difference 72.29 milliseconds for 5,163,000 loops

The iteration variablity for Code 1 was (1.3891) milliseconds and Code 2 was (2.9758) milliseconds. The lower and the closer together there values are the more accurate the results are.


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

$GLOBALS['dummy2'] = urlencode($GLOBALS['dummy']);

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

$GLOBALS['dummy2'] = rawurlencode($GLOBALS['dummy']);

Running: Linux (x86_64:1 GB) PHP (