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 0.0263 seconds, (3.917% faster)

urlencode() 100%
rawurlencode() 96.083%

The urlencode() test took 0.6456 seconds.
The rawurlencode() test took 0.672 seconds.


Each test case ran 20 random code order iterations consisting of 157,001 loops for a total of 3,140,020 runs.

  • Line execution difference (0.000008) milliseconds.
  • Avg difference (1.316) milliseconds per 157,001 loops.
  • Total difference 26.32 milliseconds for 3,140,020 loops

The iteration variablity for Code 1 was (3.3389) milliseconds and Code 2 was (2.6788) 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 (