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 0.0565 seconds, (4.048% faster)

urlencode() 100%
base64_encode() 95.952%

The urlencode() test took 1.3391 seconds.
The base64_encode() test took 1.3955 seconds.


Each test case ran 20 random code order iterations consisting of 278,876 loops for a total of 5,577,520 runs.

  • Line execution difference (0.000010) milliseconds.
  • Avg difference (2.824) milliseconds per 278,876 loops.
  • Total difference 56.49 milliseconds for 5,577,520 loops

The iteration variablity for Code 1 was (9.7713) milliseconds and Code 2 was (12.2334) 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 (