PHP Benchmarks

Performance comparison of PHP code alternatives.

Test: urlencode vs. base64_encode

Is urlencode() faster than base64_encode()

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Result: Discarded

The test labeled "urlencode()" was the faster by 0.0027 seconds, (0.437% faster)

urlencode() 100%
base64_encode() 99.563%

The urlencode() test took 0.6107 seconds.
The base64_encode() test took 0.6133 seconds.


Each test case ran 20 random code order iterations consisting of 133,449 loops for a total of 2,668,980 runs.

  • Line execution difference (0.000001) milliseconds.
  • Avg difference (0.134) milliseconds per 133,449 loops.
  • Total difference 2.68 milliseconds for 2,668,980 loops

The iteration variablity for Code 1 was (3.0617) milliseconds and Code 2 was (2.5796) 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 (