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 "rawurlencode()" was the faster by 0.0773 seconds, (6.190% faster)

rawurlencode() 100%
urlencode() 93.81%

The rawurlencode() test took 1.1715 seconds.
The urlencode() test took 1.2488 seconds.


Each test case ran 20 random code order iterations consisting of 291,828 loops for a total of 5,836,560 runs.

  • Line execution difference (0.000013) milliseconds.
  • Avg difference (3.865) milliseconds per 291,828 loops.
  • Total difference 77.30 milliseconds for 5,836,560 loops

The iteration variablity for Code 1 was (9.9899) milliseconds and Code 2 was (8.0212) 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 (