PHP Benchmarks

Performance comparison of PHP code alternatives.

Test: urlencode vs. base64_encode

Is urlencode() faster than base64_encode()

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The test labeled "urlencode()" was the faster by 0.0319 seconds, (2.849% faster)

urlencode() 100%
base64_encode() 97.151%

The urlencode() test took 1.0892 seconds.
The base64_encode() test took 1.1212 seconds.


Each test case ran 20 random code order iterations consisting of 282,207 loops for a total of 5,644,140 runs.

  • Line execution difference (0.000006) milliseconds.
  • Avg difference (1.597) milliseconds per 282,207 loops.
  • Total difference 31.94 milliseconds for 5,644,140 loops

The iteration variablity for Code 1 was (2.9334) milliseconds and Code 2 was (3.0675) 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, "base64_encode()", was:

$GLOBALS['dummy2'] = base64_encode($GLOBALS['dummy']);

Running: Linux (x86_64:1 GB) PHP (