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 "base64_encode()" was the faster by 0.0846 seconds, (14.518% faster)

base64_encode() 100%
urlencode() 85.482%

The base64_encode() test took 0.4982 seconds.
The urlencode() test took 0.5828 seconds.


Each test case ran 20 random code order iterations consisting of 124,923 loops for a total of 2,498,460 runs.

  • Line execution difference (0.000034) milliseconds.
  • Avg difference (4.230) milliseconds per 124,923 loops.
  • Total difference 84.61 milliseconds for 2,498,460 loops

The iteration variablity for Code 1 was (6.7817) milliseconds and Code 2 was (1.7882) 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 (